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Superior Court Spokane County, WA - Department 11

Honorable Gregory D. Sypolt 

Honorable Gregory D. Sypolt Superior Court Judge
Courtroom 204
Current Assignment: Chief Criminal Judge
Elected: Appointed: 1996/Elected 1997
Currently serving 5th term
Judicial Assistant: Karen Bachmeier, 509-477-6373
Court Reporter: Amy Wilkins 509-477-3869
Contact: Superior Court Department 11

 Career Highlights

  • Office of the Public Defender, Spokane County, 1979 -1996  
  • Superior Court Judge, 1997 to present  
  • Presiding Judge, Superior Court, 2002-2003  

Professional Affiliations, Committees

  • Superior Court Judges’ Association Trustee, elected April 2007
  • Superior Court Judges’ Education Committee, Chair - 2002-2004
  • Superior Court Judges’ Equality and Fairness Committee, 2000 to present
  • Instituted “Family Treatment Court”, Juvenile Court, 2001
  • Coordinator, DSHS Region One “DV/CPS Protocol Project”, 2006 to present
  • Washington State Judicial College Trustee, 2004 to present 
  • Washington State Judicial College Deans’ Team, 2000-2002
  • Member, Minority and Justice Commission of the Supreme Court, 2004 to present
  • Coordinator – “Reasonable Efforts Symposia” Region One DSHS, 2001 to present
  • Co-chair, Diversity Section of Spokane County Bar Assn., 2004 to present
  • Co-chair, Access to Justice Board-Impediments Committee, 2007 to present


  • Washington and Jefferson College, B.A., 1971, Pennsylvania  
  • Gonzaga University Law School, J.D., 1976, Spokane    

Civic Involvement

  • Rotary
  • Volunteers of America
  • Career Path Services
  • Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Association
  • Bloomsday Road Runners Club (handcycle division)
  • Interplayers Theatre
  • Hispanic Business/Professional Association