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Spokane, WA 99260
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District Court, Spokane, WA - Department 5

Honorable Gregory J. Tripp

Judge Gregory J. Tripp

 District Court Judge
 Public Safety Building
 Courtroom 4

 Current Assignment

 Misdemeanors A-D

 First Elected

 Appointed 1997; Elected1998

 Judicial Assistant

 Tracy Hansen : 509.477.2925

 Judicial Secretary


 Department 5



Career Highlights

  • District Court Judge, Appointed 1997, Elected 1998, Re-elected 2002, 2006, and 2010
  • Presiding Judge, 1999
  • Municipal Court Judge, Cheney Washington 1999-Present
  • Practice of Law, 1975-1997
  • Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Clark County, Washington, 1973-1975
  • Outstanding Judge Award, Washington State Bar Association, 2007
  • Outstanding Judge Award, Washington State Misdemeanant Association, 2014

Professional Affiliations/Committees

  • The Washington District and Municipal Court Judges Assoc., President, 2011-2012 
  • Washington State Board for Judicial Administration, 2010-2012
  • BJA Best Practices Committee
  • Washington State Judicial College Faculty 2007- 2009
  • National Judicial College, Special Court Jurisdiction: Advanced Course, Instructor, 2002
  • Washington State Access to Justice Board, Chair, 2006-2008
  • Legal Foundation of Washington, President, 2000
  • Spokane County Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Advisory Committee,2004-2011
  • Washington Office of Civil Legal Aid Advisory Committee, 2013-present
  • Lecturer, Washington State Bar Association Continuing Legal Education and District and Municipal Judges Association Continuing Judicial Education programs


  • Graduate of University of Washington, B.A. Business Administration, 1970
  • Graduate of Willamette University College of Law, Juris Doctor, 1973
  • National Judicial College, Special Court Jurisdiction: Advanced Course, 1997

Civic Involvement

  • Fairmount Memorial Association Board of Trustees
  • Spokane Rotary Club 21
  • Past involvement includes Parent volunteer at Hutton School and Lewis & Clark High School; Spokane Symphony Society Board of Directors; Leadership Spokane, and Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture (MAC) Board of Directors.