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 Jesse D. Pettit will not be holding family court motions court on the following dates:
    • February 22, 2023 (Judge Pettit will hear all motions for that week on February 21, 2023)
    • March 1, 2023 (Judge Pettit will hear all motions for that week on February 28, 2023)
    • March 14, 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