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Spokane, WA 99260
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Criminal Court

Honorable Gregory D. Sypolt - Chief Criminal Judge

Courtroom 204

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the felony criminal caseload from first appearance or
    arraignment through plea setting or trial assignment
  • First Appearances
  • Arraignments
  • Omnibus Hearings
  • Pretrial Hearings
  • Criminal Motions
  • Probation Violation Hearings
  • Fugitive Hearings
  • Legal Financial Obligation (LFO) Hearings

Honorable Linda G. Tompkins

Plea/Sentencing Judge
Courtroom 401

Responsibilities include:

  • Criminal Pleas and Sentencings 
  • Criminal Motion Hearings 
  • Criminal Restitution Hearings
  • Unlawful Detainer Show Cause Hearings 
  • CR 12 Dismissal Hearings
  • Trials

Honorable Ellen Kalama Clark

ECR/Therapeutic Court Judge
Courtroom 400

Responsibilities include:

  • Adult Drug Court
  • Early Case Resolution Hearings
  • Diversion Hearings
  • DOSA Hearings
  • FOSA Hearings
  • Mental Health Court


Current Trial Judge Assignments

Dept. 1 -  Hon. Annette S. Plese
Dept. 2 -  Hon. James M. Triplet
Dept. 4 -  Hon. Kathleen M. O'Connor
Dept. 5 -  Hon. Michael P. Price
Dept. 8 -  Hon. Harold D. Clarke III
Dept. 9 -  Hon. John O. Cooney



The Criminal Court Coordinator  is responsible for the management and scheduling of criminal cases. The Criminal Court Coordinator is also responsible for coordination of all in-custody transports to and from Superior Court Departments.


You may view the Superior Court Calendar and Case Assignments by Date and the Daily Court Room Assignments