Jesse D. Pettit, Judge

Motions Court Practice

  • Motions Court is held on Tuesday and Wednesday at 9:15 a.m.
  • Motions Court is held in person at:
    Washington County Courthouse
    1 S Main Street
    Courtroom 7
    Washington, PA 15301
  • Please read Judge Pettit’s Standard Operating Procedures (PDF) for further instructions regarding the presentation of motions and general courtroom procedure. 
  • The moving party shall list the motion on the sign-up sheet outside Judge Pettit's Office and provide Judge Pettit's Office with a copy of the motion to be presented by noon (12:00 p.m.) on the Friday before the scheduled Tuesday presentation date or by noon (12:00 p.m.) on the Monday before the scheduled Wednesday presentation date.

Motions Court News

  • Judge Pettit will be holding Family Motions Court at 1:00 p.m. and not at 9:15 a.m. on December 5, 2023

Case Assignments

Judge Pettit presides over the following:

  • Family Law - Custody, Divorce, and Support Actions
  • Protection from Abuse Act Actions (Temporary and Final)
  • Back-up for Juvenile Dependency