Guardian Resources

Guardian ad Litem (GAL)

A Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) is an adult who is appointed by the court to represent the best interest of the child(ren) or alleged incapacitated person for a specific purpose for a specific period of time. Under the direction of the court, a GAL performs an investigation and prepares a report for the court of the GAL's findings and recommendations.
To become a GAL, an individual must complete an approved training program, provide background information to the court(s) in which the GAL wishes to serve, and meet all eligibility requirements set by local court rule or policy.

GAL is different from a Certified Professional Guardian (CPG). A CPG is an individual or agency who serves as the legal guardian of at least three individuals and provides this service as a profession.
 
To apply for the Clark County Guardian ad Litem or Court Visitor Registry please complete the application below
Clark County Superior Court Guardian ad Litem and Court Visitor Registry Application - Adult
Clark County Superior Court Guardian ad Litem and Court Visitor Registry Application - Juvenile

 

Clark County Superior Court maintains GAL/court visitor registries under:
  • Title 11 (alleged incapacitated person RCW 11.88 & RCW 11.92 / guardianship of minor RCW 11.130)
  • Title 13 (dependency/CASA conflict list RCW 13.34)
  • Title 26 (representing children in dissolutions, modifications, paternity, relocation RCW 26)
  • Adoption
 
For representation of children in the foster care system, please see the Clark County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Program.

 

Guardian ad Litem and Court Visitor Registries

 

Title 11 Registry - Court Visitor - Adults

Name

Address

Phone Number

Email Address

Connie Collins 13800 SE 35th ST Vancouver, WA 98683 (360) 921-1317 ccguardianship@yahoo.com
Sherri Farr PO Box 61637 Vancouver, WA 98666 (360) 910-8792 sherri.farr.gal@gmail.com
Felicia Gavett 1848 49th St. Washougal, WA 98671 (503) 319-3115 fgcourtvisitor@gmail.com
Thomas Haan PO Box 2629 Longview, WA 98632 (360) 920-5747 tomhaan@hotmail.com
Laura Hall 703 NW 43rd St Vancouver, WA 98660 (360) 524-1762 lhall@hall-mediation.com
Kendra Hansen 2935 SE Yamhill St. Portland, OR 97214 (206) 407-8699 khansenlaw@gmail.com
Jennifer Harley PO Box 61967 Vancouver, WA 98666 (360) 907-2788 jennifer@sage-ls.com
Pamela Kuminski 7720 NE Hwy 99 Ste. D, 399 Vancouver, WA 98665 (360) 513-9371 pmsullivan.gal@gmail.com
Mary-Anne Linden PO Box 40444 Eugene, OR 97404 (541) 221-8886 maryannelindenlaw@gmail.com
Raul Nunez 303 E 16th St. Ste 213 Vancouver, WA 98663 (360)601-8485 rd.nunez.gal@gmail.com

Lisa Rasmussen

13023 NE Hwy 99 Ste. 7, #251 Vancouver, WA 98686

(360) 281-2886

lrasmussengal@gmail.com

Jo Waddell

PO Box 6339 Vancouver, WA 98668

(360)903-5399

JW88664@comcast.net

Title 11 Registry - Guardian ad Litem - Adults

Name

Address

Phone Number

Email Address

Sherri Farr PO Box 61637 Vancouver, WA 98666 (360) 910-8792 sherri.farr.gal@gmail.com
Laura Hall 703 NW 43rd St Vancouver, WA 98660 (360) 524-1762 lhall@hall-mediation.com
Thomas Haan PO Box 2629 Longview, WA 98632 (360) 920-5747 tomhaan@hotmail.com
Kendra Hansen 2935 SE Yamhill St. Portland, OR 97214 (206) 407-8699 khansenlaw@gmail.com
Jennifer Harley PO Box 61967 Vancouver, WA 98663 (360) 907-2788 jennifer@sage-ls.com
Raul Nunez 303 E 16th St. Ste 213 Vancouver, WA 98663 (360)601-8485 rd.nunez.gal@gmail.com

Lisa Rasmussen

13023 NE Hwy 99 Ste. 7, #251 Vancouver, WA 98686

(360) 281-2886

lrasmussengal@gmail.com

Jo Waddell

PO Box 6339 Vancouver, WA 98668

(360)903-5399

JW88664@comcast.net

Title 11 Registry - Court Visitor Registry - Minor

Name

Address

Phone Number

Email Address

Sherri Farr PO Box 61637 Vancouver, WA 98666 (360) 910-8792 sherri.farr.gal@gmail.com
Tina Day PO Box 426 Kalama, WA 98625 (360) 442-0197 dayadvocacy@gmail.com
Thomas Haan PO Box 2629 Longview, WA 98632 (360) 920-5747 tomhaan@hotmail.com

Title 11 Registry - Guardian Ad Litem- Minor

Name

Address

Phone Number

Email Address

Sherri Farr PO Box 61637 Vancouver, WA 98666 (360) 910-8792 sherri.farr.gal@gmail.com
Josephine Townsend 211 E 11th St. Ste. 104 Vancouver, WA 98660 (360) 694-7601 josie@jctownsend.com
Thomas Haan PO Box 2629 Longview, WA 98632 (360) 920-5747 tomhaan@hotmail.com

Title 26 Registry - Guardian ad Litem

Name

Address

Phone Number

Email Address

Michael Altig

814 NE 87th Ave Vancouver, WA 98664 (360) 910-1522 Michaela@nwfamilypsychology.com
Elizabeth Arwood 1101 Broadway Suite 250 Vancouver, WA 98660 (360) 693-8471 elizabeth@arwoodblum.com
Ashley Black PO Box 822891, Vancouver, WA 98682 (360) 713-8288 ashleyblack.gal@gmail.com
Jon Clancy 1111 Broadway Vancouver, WA 98663 (360) 696-8990 jonclancylaw@gmail.com
Tina Day PO Box 426 Kalama, WA 98625 (360) 442-0197 dayadvocacy@gmail.com
Thomas Haan PO Box 2629 Longview, WA 98632 (360) 920-5747 tomhaan@hotmail.com
Robin Jones PO Box 724 Vancouver, WA 98666  (509) 630-2278 robinjonesgal@gmail.com
Rhonda Larson PO Box 739 Longview, WA 98632 (360) 430-6216 rlarson@cfspnw.com
Katie Maldonado PO Box 1432 Ridgefield, WA 98642 (360) 355-6563 katie@cbi-legal.com
Erin Bradley McAleer 3709 E Fourth Plain Blvd. Vancouver, WA 98661 (360) 334-6277 erin.mcaleer@mcaleerlaw.net
Lawrence Merrifield 1014 Franklin St. Vancouver, WA 98632 (360) 695-2005 lawrence@elizabethchristy.com
Mallorie Smith PO Box 629 Kelso, WA 98626 (360) 560-4916 msmithgal@icloud.com
Josephine Townsend 211 E. 11th Ste. 401 Vancouver, WA 98660 (360) 694-7601 josie@jctownsend.com
Dylan Trosper 413 NE Everett St. Camas, WA 98667 (360) 834-6262 Dylan@vernmccraylaw.com
Amy Turnbull PO Box 274 Doty, WA (971) 704-1988 amyturnbull.gal@gmail.com
Cassandra Wally 4400 NE 77th Ave. Suite 275 Vancouver, WA 98662 (360) 210-6168 cassandra.wally@tlcbehavioralconsulting.com

Adoption Registry - Guardian ad Litem

Name

Address

Phone Number

Email Address

Elizabeth Arwood

1101 Broadway Ste. 250 Vancouver, WA 98660 (360) 693-8471 Elizabeth@arwoodblum.com
Thomas Haan PO box 2629 Longview, WA 98632 (360) 920-5747 tomhaan@hotmail.com
Jennifer Harley PO Box 61967 Vancouver, WA 98666 (360) 907-2788 jennifer@sage-ls.com
Marguerite Matusak 1514 NW 60th St. Vancouver, WA 98663 (360) 693-1396 matusak4824@comcast.net
Josephine Townsend 211 E. 11th Ste. 104 Vancouver, WA 98660 (360) 694-7601 Josie@jctownsend.com

Title 13 Registry - Child Advocate/Guardian ad Litem

Name

Address

Phone Number

Email Address

Cowlitz County Child Advocates 1024 Broadway St. Longview, WA 98632 (360) 414-5212