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Divisions

The District Court is divided into seven divisions. District judges preside over Divisions 1 through 6, and a pro tem judge presides over the Pro Tem Division. Starting January 11, 2011, cases generally are assigned as follows:

  • Division 1: major and limited civil; care and treatment; and probate
  • Division 2: criminal; divorce; and protection from abuse/stalking
  • Division 3: criminal law; family law; limited actions; care and treatment; and protection from abuse/stalking
  • Division 4: criminal; major and limited civil; care and treatment; small claims appeals
  • Division 5: criminal; major and limited civil; care and treatment; traffic appeals
  • Division 6: criminal; children in need of care; care and treatment; protection from abuse/stalking; adoptions
  • Pro Tem Division: criminal first appearances; juvenile offender; child support modification; traffic; and small claims

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Department Contacts

Division 1

Name Job Title Email Address
The Honorable Robert Fairchild District Judge division1@douglas-county.com
Suzy Lewis Admin. Asst. division1@douglas-county.com
Tammy Hogsett Court Reporter division1@douglas-county.com
Front Desk
Division 1 Fax

Division 2

Name Job Title Email Address
The Honorable Sally Pokorny District Judge division2@douglas-county.com
Mary Kay Howe Court Reporter division2@douglas-county.com
Becky Stephens Admin. Asst. division2@douglas-county.com
Division 2 Fax

Division 3

Name Job Title Email Address
The Honorable B. Kay Huff District Judge division3@douglas-county.com
Vernon Anderson Admin. Asst. division3@douglas-county.com
Division 3 Fax

Division 4

Name Job Title Email Address
The Honorable James McCabria District Judge division4@douglas-county.com
Alyssa Gifford Admin. Asst. division4@douglas-county.com
Debbie Oakleaf Court Reporter, CSR, RPR division4@douglas-county.com
Division 4 Fax

Division 5

Name Job Title Email Address
The Honorable Paula B. Martin District Judge division5@douglas-county.com
Paige Hill Admin. Asst. division5@douglas-county.com
Joyce Lederer Court Reporter division5@douglas-county.com
Shelee Shafer Court Reporter division5@douglas-county.com
Division 5 Fax

Division 6

Name Job Title Email Address
The Honorable Peggy Kittel District Judge division6@douglas-county.com
Lu Bermudez Admin. Asst. division6@douglas-county.com
Joyce Lederer Court Reporter division6@douglas-county.com
Division 6 Fax

Pro Tem Division

Name Job Title Email Address
The Honorable James T. George District Judge divprotem@douglas-county.com
Jessie Alcorn Admin. Asst. divprotem@douglas-county.com
Jessica Martin Admin. Asst. divprotem@douglas-county.com
Pro Tem Division Fax