“I believe in justice. Judges make decisions every day that impact people’s lives. We do our best work when we are good listeners, honest, and respectful. We must hold people accountable in order to protect community safety. I am honored to be able to serve our community as a judge.”
Judge Elisabeth Tutsch
ELECTED SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE TUTSCH
Judge Tutsch has served the people of Yakima from the bench since 2017. She has the experience, a proven record working for Yakima’s families, and a recognized commitment to public safety and stability in our community to continue to serve as a judge.JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE
EARNING YOUR TRUST
Elisabeth Tutsch is widely recognized by lawyers, other judges, law enforcement professionals, business and community leaders as a hardworking, fair-minded judge.SEE ENDORSEMENTS
Yakima County Superior Court Judge Elisabeth Tutsch has more than 23 years of legal and judicial experience, including three years as a judicial officer and 20 years as a lawyer appearing in superior court, federal court, and administrative hearings.Judge Tutsch's Experience
Judge Tutsch has been serving on the bench with integrity and dedication to justice for all. She prepares for every case so she can make fair decisions, and clearly explain how the law applies. While everyone appearing in court deserves fair and courteous treatment, accountability is critical. Yakima’s safety and security requires those who violate the law face consequences.
Judge Tutsch’s hallmark is hard work and fairness. She routinely presides over cases with hundreds of pages of court filings. She takes great care to make sure each party receives a fair decision based on a neutral view of the facts and the law. Judge Tutsch understands that justice requires applying the law as written. A busy courtroom is no place for legislating.