Judges’ responsibilities reassigned following election

November 11, 2018

KINGMAN — The election of a new Superior Court judge has led to the reassignment of cases for two judges.

With the election of Division 6 Judge Eric Gordon in Tuesday’s general election, Gordon will be assigned civil, probate and family court cases at the courthouse in Lake Havasu City, court administrator Kip Anderson said.

Division 2 Judge Derek Carlisle is expected to take over Judge Richard Weiss’ criminal cases in Kingman after Weiss retires at the end of December. A meeting in the next week or two will finalize judges’ assignments, Anderson said.

Superior Court Commissioner Billy Sipe Jr., who ran against Gordon as a write-in candidate in Tuesday’s election, will continue to handle felony cases and adult drug court.

Division 3 Judge Steve Moss will handle civil cases and some lower court appeals, domestic relations, juvenile delinquency, probate, conservatorship and guardianship in Lake Havasu City.

Division 7 Judge Rick Lambert handles felony criminal cases in Kingman and juvenile drug court. He also will be presiding criminal judge.

Presiding Superior Court Judge Chuck Gurtler handles civil cases, Bullhead City adult guardianship, probate and conservatory cases and all the county’s tax cases.

Division 4 Judge Lee Jantzen will handle domestic relation cases, civil and juvenile delinquency cases in Kingman. Jantzen also will keep Justin Rector’s first-degree murder case.

Division 5 Judge Rick Williams will hear juvenile and adult drug court, juvenile dependency and delinquency cases, domestic relations and minor guardianship and conservatory cases in Bullhead City.

Superior Court Commissioner Doug Camacho handles domestic and juvenile dependency in Kingman. Superior Court Commissioner Ken Gregory handles criminal arraignments, juvenile delinquency cases, juvenile and adult drug court and domestic cases.

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