How to reach us

Municipal Court

253-856-5730

Fax: 253-856-6730

1220 Central Ave S.

Kent, WA 98032

Mon. - Fri., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Meet the Judges

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Judge Michael R. Frans

Kent Municipal Court Judge Michael Frans

Judge Frans was appointed to the Kent Municipal Court bench following the retirement of Judge Karli Jorgensen.  He served as the Court Commissioner in 2018 prior to becoming Judge on January 1, 2019.

Judge Frans graduated from Central Washington University with a BA in Law and Justice. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from Seattle University School of Law in 1999.  Judge Frans brings 19 years of experience as a trial lawyer to the bench and is honored to serve the residents of Kent. 

 

 

 

 

Judge Anthony David Gipe

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Judge Gipe was appointed to the Kent Municipal Court bench following the retirement of Judge Glenn Phillips.  He served as the Court Commissioner in 2019 prior to becoming Judge on January 1, 2020.

Judge Gipe came to the law after a career as a linguist and intelligence analyst for the U.S. Navy, and is a veteran of the Gulf War.  He graduated from University of Washington School of Law in 2000.

Judge Gipe brings 20 years of experience as a trial lawyer to the bench, as well as his volunteer experience as a community leader, which includes his past service as President of the Washington State Bar Association.

Judge Gipe is honored to serve the residents of Kent.