Superior Court of Washington

For Cowlitz County

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Hon. Gary B. Bashor - Position 1 

May 2011 - present.

Judge Gary Bashor graduated from Lewis and Clark College in 1980 and received his law degree from Lewis and Clark College of Law in 1983. He received his Mediation Certificate from the National Judicial College in 2009. Judge Bashor served as a Superior Court Commissioner from 1999 until May of 2011. He Chairs the state Felony Judgment and Sentencing Forms Committee and served on the Washington State Child Support Workgroup in 2011. He currently is a member of the Superior Court Judges Association Technology and Treatment Court committees. Judge Bashor was  appointed by Governor Inslee in September 2013 to serve on the  State Legislative Ethics Board.

Hon. Stephen M. Warning - Position 2

January 1997 - present.

Judge Stephen Warning graduated from the University of Washington in 1976 and from the University of Washington School of Law in 1979.  Judge Warning served as Dean of the Washington Judicial College in 2006 and as both Secretary and Trustee to the Board of the Superior Court Judges Association and is currently the immediate-past President of that organization. Judge Warning was appointed by the Governor to the Sentencing Guidelines Commission in 2009.

Hon. Michael H. Evans - Position 3

January 2011 - present.

Judge Michael Evans graduated from Brigham Young University in 1995 and from Seattle University School of Law in 2001. Judge Evans served as a deputy prosecuting attorney for Cowlitz County in both criminal and civil matters and practiced privately in criminal defense, family law, and civil litigation. As District Court judge, with the support of many community members, he created and ran Cowlitz County's first mental health court. Judge Evans also serves  as a member of the Supreme Court's Gender and Justice Commission, as well as a member of the Ethics and the Criminal Rules committees of the Superior Court Judges Association.

Hon. Marilyn Haan - Position 4

November 2011 - present.

Judge Marilyn Haan graduated from Central Washington University (BA cum laude) in 1984 and University of Puget Sound School of Law in 1988 (JD).  She previously served for over twelve years as a part-time Judge/Commissioner pro tem in Skagit County.  Her prior experience also includes public service as municipal/litigation attorney, deputy prosecutor and public defender, as well as private practice in primarily criminal, personal injury and family law.  She served as the City Attorney for the City of Longview prior to her appointment to the bench.