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Spokane, WA 99260
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Presiding Superior Court Judge

Presiding assignment effective January 1, 2014

Honorable Salvatore (Sam) F. Cozza

Honorable Salvatore F. Cozza
Superior Court Judge
Courtroom Juvenile Court & Fourth Floor Annex
Current Assignment: Presiding/Juvenile Court Judge
Elected:    November, 1996
         Currently serving 5th term 
Judicial Assistant: John Mueller, 509-477-4795
Court Reporter: Tammey McMaster, 509-477-4413
Contact: Superior Court Department 6

The Presiding Judge is elected by the other Superior Court Judges to serve not less than two years. The Presiding Judge supervises the judicial business of the Superior Court, assigns cases to the trial departments, acts as the spokesperson for the court, directs the court administrator in implementing administrative and general court policy, and performs judicial and administrative duties as set forth in General Rule 29. Judges serve as Chief Criminal Judge, Juvenile Court Judge, Family Law Judge and Drug Court Judge on a rotation basis as appointed by the Presiding Judge.