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Superior Court Spokane, WA - Department 4

Honorable Kathleen M. O'Connor

Honorable Kathleen M. O'Connor
Superior Court Judge
Courtroom 407
Current Assignment:
Trial Judge
Currently serving 7th term
Judicial Assistant:
Lisa Gurkowski, 509-477-4707
Court Reporter:
Mark Sanchez, 509-477-4415

 Career Highlights

  • Attorney in private practice of law, 1976-1979
  • Appointed, Court Commissioner, 1979-1988
  • Superior Court Judge (the first woman to be elected as a Spokane County Superior Court Judge), 1988 to present 
  • President-Judge of the Superior Court Judges Association, 2003-2004

Professional Affiliations, Committees

  • Washington State Bar Association, 1975 to present
  • Spokane County Bar Association, 1976 to present
  • Superior Court Judges Association, 1986 to present


  • Graduate of Marycliff High School, 1966
  • Graduate of University of Washington, BA Political Science, 1970
  • Graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law - Juris Doctor, 1975

Civic Involvement

  • City-County Task Force On Child Sexual Abuse, 1988-1989
  • Juvenile Issues Task Force, 1991-1992
  • Domestic Violence Consortium Task Force, Chair - 1992-1993
  • Women Helping Women Fund, Pioneer Circle, 2000 to present