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q U.S. District Court Calendar

CLICK HERE, get a Yahoo map to pinpoint any address, THEN COME BACK
Federal Court in Yakima County
Check out JAIL for Judges!
The entire federal judiciary
Federal officials must obey the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA q )
JURY: (Juror's tapped by feds phone 454-5760)
q Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) website
Note, Jurors: FIJA info is MUST reading if you are tapped for jury duty
Washington FIJA: (509) 967-5317 Steven Jaynes
FIJA: 1-800-TEL-JURY

U.S. District Court
25 S. 3rd St. / P.O. Box 2706, Yakima, WA 98907-2706
 Clerk' Office: 575-5838 • FAX 575-5752 (for administrative use only - NO FILINGS)

• Senior Judge: Alan A. McDonald, 25 S. 3rd, First Floor, P.O. Box 2726, Yakima, WA 98907 (509) 575-5839

Born 1927 in Harrah, WA
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on September 11, 1985, to a new seat created by 98 Stat. 333; Confirmed by the Senate on October 16, 1985, and received commission on October 17, 1985. Assumed senior status on December 13, 1996.
Education:
University of Washington, B.S., 1950
University of Washington School of Law, LL.B., 1952
Professional Career:
Deputy prosecuting attorney, Yakima County, Washington, 1952-1954
Private practice, Yakima, Washington, 1954-1985
Race or Ethnicity: White
Gender: Male
 
Secretary: Fran Chapple 575-5838
Courtroom Deputy: Pam Posada 575-5838
 
• Judge: Lonny Suko 454-5635 / 966-1149 • 25 S. 3rd, First Floor / P.O. Box 2726, Yakima, WA 98907
Born 1943 in Spokane, WA
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington
Nominated by George W. Bush on April 28, 2003, to a seat vacated by William Fremming Nielsen; Confirmed by the Senate on July 15, 2003, and received commission on July 16, 2003.
U.S. Magistrate, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1971-1991 (part-time)
U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1995-2003
Education:
Washington State University, B.A., 1965
University of Idaho College of Law, J.D., 1968
Professional Career:
Law clerk, Hon. Charles L. Powell, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Washington, 1968-1969
Private practice, Yakima, Washington, 1969-1995
Race or Ethnicity: White
Gender: Male
Secretary: Ginger Monson (509) 454-5635
Courtroom Deputy: Anna Lopez-Seybold (509) 575-5838
Court Reporter: Sue Haney (509) 575-5838
 
U.S. Atty: 575-5836
U.S. Marshall 575-5917
U.S. Probation 575-5842

U.S. Bankruptcy Court
402 E. Yakima Ave., Suite 200 (Chinook Tower)
Yakima Clerk: (509) 454-5660
Spokane Clerk: (509) 353-2404
q Check bankruptcies
 

EASTERN WASHINGTON DISTRICT (of U.S. District Court--overview. Each of the named individuals below has a sizable staff that supports him.)
 
DISTRICT JUDGES
q Check court calendar
Justin L. Quackenbush, Senior Judge, WSBA Bar # 670
Address U S Courthouse
POB 1493, Spokane, Wa 99210 (509) 353-2180
Law Firm Admit Date 9/27/1957
 
Alan A MacDonald, Senior Judge
POB 2186 Spokane, Wa 99210 (509) 353-2190
POB 2706 Yakima, WA 98907 (509) 575-5838
Lonny Suko, Judge
POB 2208, Spokane, WA, 99210 (509) 353-3163
Edward F. Shea, Judge
POB 1389, Richland, WA 99352 (509) 376-7261
Fred Van Sickle, Judge
POB 2209 Spokane, WA 99210 (509) 353-3224
Robert H. Whaley, Judge
POB 283 Spokane, WA 99210 (509) 353-2170
 
DISTRICT COURT EXECUTIVE (A Clerk keeping federal court records)
James R. Larsen
POB 1493, Spokane, WA 99210 (509) 353-2150
POB 2706, Yakima, WA 98907 (509) 575-5838 (Talk to Barbara. She keeps computerized records of all court documents back to 1990, cross-referenced by charged individual's name and file number). Earlier documents are archived in Seattle. Barbara can retrieve them for a $25 fee). Barb's office is at 25 S. 3rd St. in Yakima.
 
MAGISTRATE JUDGES (They conduct hearings to see if there is probable cause for a civil or criminal trial. If a cause exists, the case and its files are bumped up to chambers of one of the district judges listed above)
 
Cynthia Imbrogno, POB 263, Spokane, WA 99210 (509) 353-0660
 
CHIEF PROBATION OFFICER (Keeps an eye on those sentenced to probation after breaking federal civil or criminal law)
Peter L. Grunte
7th Floor, US Courthouse, POB 143, Spokane, WA 99210 (509) 353-3240
 
US ATTORNEY (Prosecutes those charged with breaking federal civil or criminal law)
James S. Connelly, POB 1494, Spokane, WA 99210, (509) 353-2767
 
US MARSHAL (Basic job: to physically protect federal judges. Dabbles in other shoot-em ups as well)
G. Ronald Dashiell
POB 1463, Spokane, WA 99210 (509) 353-2781
 
LIBRARY, US COURTS (Provides reference info to federal courts)
q James Murray, Librarian
6th Floor, US Courthouse, W 920 Riverside, Spokane, WA 99201 (509) 353-3293

JURY: (Juror's tapped by feds only) (509) 454-5760
q Fully Informed Jury Association (FIJA) website
Note, Jurors: FIJA info is MUST reading if you are tapped for jury duty
Washington FIJA: (509) 967-5317 Steven Jaynes
FIJA: 1-800-TEL-JURY
 
q Yakima County Property Owners