King County Superior Court
Below are operational summaries for each department and please view each department’s home page, using the left menu bar, for additional information.
Superior Court Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Activities
Per Order of the Superior Court, every person entering a Superior Court courthouse or courtroom is required to wear a face covering, unless exempted (see Emergency Order #19 and Emergency Order #32). Facial coverings will be provided for those without one.
King County Superior Court has suspended in-person jury trials for civil cases to July 30, 2021, in response to COVID-19. See Emergency Order #24, filed June 18, 2021.
Current Court Operations during the COVID-19 Crisis:
Remote Hearing Resources: Visit the Court's Virtual Civil Jury Trial Preparation page for process training videos and Video Participation for technology tips. For information about the ShareFile exhibit sharing process, visit the Clerk's Electronic Exhibits.
Litigants: Meydenbauer Center has become a temporary King County Superior Courthouse.
Evictions: Governor Inslee and a number of mayors of cities in King County issued moratoriums on evictions, late fees, and related issues. King County Superior Court will follow these moratoriums on legal matters. For more information, see Eviction Resolution Program.
Letter to our community (June 8, 2020) from the Honorable James E. Rogers, Presiding Judge, King County Superior Court, on behalf of the judges, commissioners and staff of the King County Superior Court.
In the News
Judge Bender's ruling in King County Superior Court case # 20-2-13969-6
- Order on Cross-Motions for Summary Judgement (02/24/2021)
Judge Rogers' ruling in King County Superior Court case # 20-2-11314-1
Judge McDonald's ruling in King County Superior Court case # 20-2-07428-4
- Order Granting Motion to Dismiss (05/27/2020)
Filed in the King County Superior Court case # 20-2-07689-9
- Complaint for Damages: Fraud and Wrongful Death (04/10/2020)
As of Friday, March 27, 2020, Judge Ferguson has signed the following orders regarding the I-976 ruling.
- Order Granting Plaintiffs' Emergency Motion to Temporarily Continue Suspension of Order Lifting Preliminary Injunction (03/27/2020)
- Order Denying Plaintiffs' Motion for Reconsideration (03/12/2020)
- Order on Cross-Motions for Summary Judgment (02/12/2020)
WARNING: Superior Court Phone Scam Reported
Telephone calls have been received that appear to be coming from the King County Superior Court phone number: (206) 477-2600.
The caller has identified himself/herself as a special prosecutor or from the Court, claims the receiver is under investigation or has an outstanding warrant, and attempts to extort money.
This is a scam. Please hang-up and treat the call as you would any unauthorized, fraudulent request.
The Superior Court does not accept payments or collect funds over the phone.