Certified Court Sign Language Interpreters

The following Sign Language Interpreter listed on this webpage are Certified Court Sign Language Interpreters. Certified Court Sign Language Interpreter have met the criteria established through Washington Administrative Code (WAC).

Washington Courts may hire these interpreters directly, or request Interpreters through one of the Interpreter Referral Agencies that are contracted with the state of Washington. For more information, please contact the Sign Language Interpreter Contracts and Resources Program Manager.

Below is a list of Interpreters who have completed the requirements for the 2022 fiscal year.

If you have questions about the qualifications in assigning specific interpreters to work in Washington Courts, please feel free to contact the Sign Language Interpreter Contracts & Resources Program Manager: Berle Ross at Berle.Ross@dshs.wa.gov

Alphabetical Preferred Interpreter List (Specialist Certificate: Legal - SC:L)

Interpreter Name City of Residence Contact Information
Blackburn-Tofstad, Kim Bonney Lake Phone: (253) 332-2792 Email: kymm3rz@gmail.com
Carlson, Karen Seattle Phone: (206) 380-8407 Email: kcterp57@gmail.com
Hansen, Shelly West Richland Phone: (509) 554-0564 Email: ASLiSHansen@gmail.com
McGuire, Molly Seattle Phone: (206) 886-2300 Email: msmcguire.terp@gmail.com
Morrison, David Seattle Phone: (206) 446-3717 Email: dave@mwinterpreting.com
Newell, Kendall Wenatchee Phone: (509) 679-5920 Email: kendallnewell@icloud.com
Parsons, Angie Milton Phone: (253) 327-3718 Email: angienparsons@gmail.com
Reinhardt, Laurie Seattle Phone: (206) 941-7619 Email: larrpager@gmail.com
Richards, Tammera Portland Phone: (503) 267-4861 Email:tjrichards1@msn.com
Schmitz, Marc Tacoma Phone: (206) 459-7322 Email: mwschmitz329@gmail.com
Thayer, Damon Salem Phone: (503) 999-2471 Email: dethayer@gmail.com
Walker, Donna Spokane Phone: (509) 999-5326 Email:donnainterpreter@gmail.com


Alphabetical Interpreter List (RID Certification with SC:L written test)


Interpreter Name City of Residence Contact Information
Conner, Luanne Vancouver Phone: (360) 607-7810 Email: connerl@mac.com
Ives, Jolleen Oregon City Phone: (503) 409-1379 Email: JolleenHudson@gmail.com
Kinch, Jarren Bothell Phone: (206) 650-4149 Email: jarren@kinchinterpretingllc.com
Medlock, Andrea Vancouver Phone: (360) 607-9180 Email: anditerp4u@gmail.com
McKenna, Dawn Everett Phone: (425) 737-1802 Email: spiderterp@gmail.com
Putnam, Shevonne Ellensburg Phone: (701) 833-7164 Email: shevonneputnam@gmail.com
Wilkes, Amanda Vancouver Phone: (360) 513-0706 Email: cheese2212@gmail.com


Intermediary Interpreters (Deaf Interpreter)

Washington State Law 2.42 indicates when a Deaf Interpreter is required. Certified Deaf Interpreters play an important role as a cultural and linguist facilitator.

Washington courts are encouraged to make every effort possible to hire Certified Court Deaf Interpreters teaming with Certified Court Interpreters for all legal communication encounters with individuals who are Deaf, Deaf Blind, Deaf Plus, Late Deafened or Hard of Hearing.

Deaf Interpreters are specialists. They have particular linguistic knowledge and cultural experience which are often fundamental for successful communication access, and essential in high stakes situations. Deaf Interpreters are fluent with various visual and tactile communication modalities used by people who are Deaf, DeafBlind, Deaf Plus, Late Deafened and Hard of Hearing.

Personal experience and professional training give Deaf Interpreters a unique skill set. Deaf Interpreters have distinct formative linguistic, cultural, and life experiences that enable nuanced comprehension influenced by region, culture, age, literacy, education, social economic status, as well as physical, cognitive, and mental health challenges.

Deaf Interpreters have the ability to incorporate successful communication across all types of interpreted interactions, both routine and high risk scenarios. These specialists work with hearing Certified Court Interpreters to ensure the most successful and effective communication.

Certified Deaf Interpreters with Specialty Certification: Legal (SC:L)

Interpreter Name City of Residence Contact Information
Rogers, Buck Puyallup Phone: (202) 540-8428 Email: buck.t.rogers@gmail.com
Thayer, Colleen Salem Phone: (503) 999-8492 Email:coolthayer@gmail.com

Certified Deaf Interpreters

Interpreter Name City of Residence Contact Information
Glaser, Paul Puyallup Phone: (206) 452-0093 Email: mathdeaf2@gmail.com
Plecher, John Mountlake Terrace Phone: (206) 462-4168 Email: Jplecher@gmail.com
Quiroga, Jeremy Seattle Phone: (585) 770-0408 Email: ArtedeQ@gmail.com
Shannon, Robin Vancouver Phone: (360) 203-7170 Email: robin.stafford.shannon@gmail.com
Stubbs, Steven Boise Phone: (208) 501-8793 Email: stubbs.services@gmail.com

Qualified Deaf Interpreter

Interpreter Name City of Residence Contact Information
Dockter, Terry Everett Phone: (205) 708-4432 Email:terrydoc@gmail.com