Judge Michael Evans
312 SW First Avenue Kelso Washington 98626
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 the Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Superior Court Judges Association.
Judge Evans is the Court's Assistant Presiding Judge for 2019-2020.