Judge Averil Rothrock
Judge Rothrock's court will be in recess July 15th - 19th. Please do not calendar non-oral argument motions during this time frame.
c/o King County Superior Court
516 3rd Ave, Room C-203
Seattle, WA 98104
Courtroom Number: W-719
Bailiff: Renee Janes
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- Read the Superior Court Email Policy.
- Get instructions for Delivering Documents.
- Review these Trial Preparation guidelines.
- Please review the applicable State Court Rules and Local Court Rules before contacting the court.
Electronic Working Copies
Judge Rothrock prefers to receive electronic working copies submitted to the Clerk using the Clerk’s eFiling Application pursuant to LCR 7(b)(4)(F)(i). If a party’s submission exceeds the 500-page limit, you may request prior permission from Judge Rothrock’s bailiff to deliver the working copies in PDF format, either on disk or thumb drive (and delivered to the Judge’s Mailroom). Prior permission should be requested by sending an email to Rothrock.email@example.com. Please do not email any working copies directly to the Court or to her bailiff without prior permission. Please put in the upper right corner of the working copies the date of consideration or hearing, the name of the hearing judge, by whom the documents are being presented (“moving party,” “opposing party,” or other descriptive or identifying term).
Requests for Oral Argument on Non-Dispositive Motions
If you wish to have oral argument on a non-dispositive motion, please note the motion without oral argument and note "ORAL ARGUMENT REQUESTED" on the first page of your motion or opposition. Judge Rothrock will consider the request when she reviews the motion on the date noted for hearing without oral argument. If the Court decides to allow oral argument, the bailiff will contact all parties to schedule a date and time for oral argument on the motion. If the Court declines to set oral argument, you will receive a courtesy copy of any order that is entered.
Dispositive Motions and Hearing Requests
Dispositive motions are heard on Fridays. Requests for hearing dates are accepted by emailing or telephoning the bailiff. Judge Rothrock requires that you check with opposing counsel before scheduling any hearing in order to make sure that the date works for all counsel. Doing so reduces the need to reschedule hearings due to conflicts.
Any email request for a dispositive motion hearing must include the following:
- Case name and cause number
- Names, phone numbers and email addresses of all counsel
- Type of hearing and date(s) requested
Judge Rothrock will provide additional time on hearings involving multi-party cases or complex litigation. Please advise the bailiff of your request when scheduling.
Worksheet on Trial Witnesses
Counsel shall coordinate to complete the Worksheet on Trial Witnesses and submit the worksheet to the bailiff by email no later than 5 days before trial is set to begin.
The King County Courthouse (Seattle) 3rd Avenue entrance is closed due to construction. It will remain closed through July 26. Please use the 4th Avenue entrance on the west side of 4th Avenue. Visitors can also use the King County Administration Building to enter the courthouse. Enter the Admin Building on 4th Avenue or 5th Avenue and take the elevator to "T" Tunnel.