Aging and Long-Term Support Administration

Certified Court Sign Language Interpreters


Certified Court Sign Language Interpreter are Interpreters who have met the criteria established through Washington Administrative Code (WAC).

Washington courts are encouraged to hire certified court interpreters as effective communication is critical when ones civil liberties are at risk.

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.

Below is a list of Interpreters who have completed the requirements for the 2021 fiscal year.

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

Interpreter NameCity of ResidenceContact Information
Blackburn-Tofstad, KimBonney Lake(253) 332-2792 kymm3rz@gmail.com
Carlson, KarenSeattle(206) 380-8407 kcterp57@gmail.com
Fein-Wallace, CynthiaSeattlePhone: (206) 617-8427 Email: cyfeinwallace@gmail.com
Hall, RichardPortlandPhone: (503) 929-7858 Email: triomeganic@gmail.com
Hansen, ShellyWest Richland(509) 554-0564 ASLiSHansen@gmail.com
McGuire, MollySeattle Phone: (206) 886-2300 Email: mollymcguire2@gmail.com
Morrison, DavidSeattlePhone: (206) 446-3717 Email: davealanmorrison@gmail.com
Newell, KendallWenatcheePhone: 509-679-5920 Email: Kendalln@gmail.com
Parsons, AngieMiltonPhone: (253) 327-3718 Email: angienparsons@gmail.com
Reinhardt, LaurieSeattlePhone: (206) 941-7619 Email: larrpager@gmail.com
Richards, TammeraPortlandPhone: (503) 267-4861 Email: tjrichards1@msn.com
Schmitz, MarcTacomaPhone: (206) 459-7322 Email: mwschmitz@gmail.com
Walker, DonnaSpokanePhone: (509) 999-5326 Email: donnainterpreter@gmail.com

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


Interpreter NameCity of ResidenceContact Information
Conner, LuanneVancouver(360) 607-7810 connerl@mac.com
Ives, JolleenOregon CityPhone: (503) 409-1379 Email: JolleenHudson@gmail.com
Kinch, JarrenBothellPhone: (206) 650-4149 Email: jarren@kinchinterpretingllc.com
McKenna, DawnEverettPhone: (425) 737-1802 Email: spiderterp@gmail.com
Medlock, AndreaVancouverPhone: (360) 607-9180 Email: anditerp4u@gmail.com
Putnam, ShevonneELLENSBURG 
Wilkes, Amanda Vancouver Phone: (360) 513-0706 Email: Cheese2212@gmail.com

Intermediary Interpreters (Deaf Interpreter)

A Deaf Interpreter (DI) is a specialist who provides cultural and linguist facilitation, teaming with the Sign Language Interpreter. The DI is fluent in visual and tactile communication modalities used by individuals who are Deaf, DeafBlind, Hard-of-Hearing, Late Deafened and/or Deaf Plus. The DI comes with a distinct set of formative linguistic, cultural, and life experiences that enables nuanced comprehension influenced by region, culture, age, literacy, education, social economic status, as well as physical, cognitive, and mental health challenges.

These life experiences with professional training give the DI and unique skill set. DI have the ability to incorporate successful communication across all types of interpreted interactions, both routine and high risk scenarios.

Certified Deaf Interpreters have passed the written and performance aspect of testing through Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf.

Court Certified Deaf Interpreters have met the criteria established in WAC.

 

Interpreter NameCity of ResidenceContact Information
Dockter, TerryEverettPhone: (206) 452-7941 Email: Terrydoc@gmail.com
Glaser, PaulMarysville(585) 530-7152 mathdeaf2@gmail.com
Plecher, JohnMountlake Terrace(206) 462-4168 jplecher@gmail.com
Quiroga, JeremySeattleEmail: ArtedeQ@gmail.com
Rogers, BuckTacoma(202) 540-8428 buck.t.rogers@gmail.com
Shannon, RobinBattle GroundPhone: (571) 309-0522 email: Robin.Stafford.Shannon@gmail.com
Stubbs, StevenBoisePhone: (208) 501-8793 Email: Stubbs.services@gmail.com
Thayer, ColleenSalemPhone: (503) 999-8492 Email: coolthayer@gmail.com