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Mailing Address:
c/o King County Superior Court
516 3rd Ave, Room C-203
Seattle, WA 98104

Courtroom Number: W-928

Phone: 206-477-1385


Bailiff: Peggy Wu

Department: 10

Assignment: Chief Civil

Judge Cahan Biographical Information

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Telephonic Chief Civil Calendar Instructions

Until further notice, Chief Civil Calendars are held only on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. 

*The previous Conference Line (206) 263-8114 and ID: 4411261 expired on September 30, 2021.  For hearings starting on October 7, 2021, please use (425) 653-6586; ID: 575 005 605

*Judge Cahan will be on leave Oct 13—20, 2021, and Nov 12—Dec 6, 2021. Chief Civil calendar will be covered. If you have a case assigned to Judge Cahan, please note your motions accordingly.

Monthly Telephonic Oath of Attorney Ceremony

Non-Dispositive Motions

Emergency Order #24 extended the time limits in KCLCR 7 to a nine-court day notice.  Please check the King County Superior Court Website at for the most current Emergency Order.

Dispositive Motions and Hearing Requests

  • Dispositive motions are typically heard on Fridays .Please email or call the bailiff with hearing requests. Please provide the following:
    • Case Name and Cause Number
    • Type of Hearing and Dates Requested
    • Names of the parties
  • Dispositive motions are typically allotted one hour for the hearing. Please advise the bailiff if requesting additional time due to multiple parties or motions.
  • While Emergency Orders are in effect, Judge Cahan will conduct dispositive motion hearings either telephonically or by video.  

Working Copies

Parties are encouraged to use the Clerk’s Office E-Working Copies service. 

Judge Cahan accepts stipulations and agreed orders via email.  Proposed orders are best submitted in Word format.

Copies of Non-Washington Authority Not Necessary

Judge Cahan does not require parties to submit copies of all cited non-Washington authorities (upon which parties placed substantial reliance) to the court per LCR 7(b)(5)(B)(v).

Trial Procedures

Please review these general Trial Preparation Guidelines for Judge Cahan’s court.

Jury Selection

Court Transcripts

  • For cases with an assigned court reporter: If prior to the hearing or trial you know that you will want a copy of the transcript, please contact the court reporter.


  • For digitally recorded courtrooms: If prior to the hearing or trial you know that you will want a copy of the CD, notify the courtroom clerk, who will be able to provide the information needed at the end of the hearing. After the hearing or trial, if you determine you need a copy of the CD, it may be obtained directly from the Clerk's Office copy center. You will need to submit a completed CD Request Form.


Judge Cahan performs weddings by appointment Monday through Friday at 4:30 PM at the King County Courthouse. Please contact email the bailiff at or call (206) 477-1385 for availability and fee information.