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Judge Jason Holloway - Superior Court

How to contact a King County Superior Court judge and get ready for your trial or motion.

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Court in recess

Judge Holloway's Court will be in recess on the following dates:
July 22 through July 26, 2024
August 19 through August 23, 2024
Please do not note motions for these dates if possible.  Decisions for motions noted during this time will be completed the following week.

Photo of Judge Jason Holloway

  • Courtroom Number: E-209
  • Bailiff: Renee Janes
  • Department: 44
  • Assignment: Criminal


Judge Holloway was appointed to the King County Superior Court on February 18, 2022, by Governor Jay Inslee. He assumed the position previously occupied by retired Judge Catherine Moore.

Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Holloway served as temporary long-term superior court commissioner presiding over daily family law and domestic violence motions. Prior to that, he litigated family law matters in private practice for nearly 20 years.

Judge Holloway is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys, which requires state and federal testing, and peer vetting for admission. Judge Holloway served 2 consecutive terms as president of QLaw, the LGBT Bar Association of Washington. He is a past Adjunct Professor at the UW Professional and Continuing Education Paralegal Program where he taught Family and Criminal Law. He served as a Volunteer Mediator in King County District Court Small Claims Court and a Volunteer Family Law Settlement Conference Master for the King County Superior Court Settlement Conference Program.

Judge Holloway is a native Pacific Northwesterner, having emigrated from Oregon after law school at Willamette University College of Law, where he served as an Associate Editor for the Willamette Law Review. He resides with his family in Seattle.


Parties are to refer to the Superior Court Email Policy prior to sending an email to the Court.

The only address to be used by attorneys, pro se litigants or others who need to communicate with court staff about a case is the courtroom e-mail address: Absent express invitation by the judge, the judge’s individual email address is not to be used.

Rules to review before contacting the court:

Proposed Orders and Working Papers

Department 44 is a paperless court. Judge Holloway requires a Word version of all proposed orders. You may submit a Word copy of your proposed order by email to Alternatively, you may submit your proposed order via the e-filing portal by using the e-working copies application.

Working copies of motions and declarations must be submitted via the e-filing portal. The Court does not accept delivery of working papers by hard-copy, email, or by delivery to the courtroom.

Criminal Motions and Sentencing Hearings

Department 44 is a paperless Court and prefers working copies submitted via eWorking Copies. Please make sure Judge Holloway’s name and the case information is clearly marked. The Court does not accept working copies via email, absent prior authorization. Responses are required on all criminal motions and should be submitted in accordance with LCR 7(b).

Per LCrR 7.1 Presentence reports are required on all felony cases and requested on all misdemeanors. Please submit your presentence reports to the Court and file them.

Dispositive motions and hearing requests

Dispositive motions are heard on Friday mornings. The scheduling party shall consult with opposing counsel(s) before contacting the court. Doing so reduces the need to reschedule hearings due to conflicts. Parties are encouraged to contact the court far in advance of trial to schedule a dispositive motion, as time slots are limited.

Any request for a dispositive motion hearing must be emailed to the court and include at minimum:

  • Case number and name
  • Names, phone numbers and email addresses of all counsel and parties
  • Nature of hearing

The Court typically allots 1 hour for dispositive motions. Additional time may be provided on hearings involving multiple parties or complex motions. Please advise the bailiff if additional time is being requested. Note: Most motions do not require oral argument under the Civil or Local Rules. If a party would like to request oral argument, the motion should be noted pursuant to the applicable court rules, simply noting in the upper right-hand corner of the working papers “Oral Argument Requested.” If, after reviewing all briefing, the Court determines oral argument is appropriate, the bailiff will contact the parties and set a mutually acceptable time for oral argument.

Non-dispositive civil motions

Parties must comply with all the requirements of KCLR 7 and any emergency orders in place when setting motions without oral argument. All motions should be submitted with proposed orders in Word format, submitted via eWorking Copies.

Copies of signed orders will be delivered to counsel or the parties electronically if email addresses have been provided to the Court. Stipulations and agreed orders may be submitted to the court by emailing them to the bailiff

Working Copies for Civil Motions

Department 44 is a paperless court and reviews materials requests receipt all working copies submitted via eWorking Copies. The Court does not accept working copies of pleadings by email absent prior authorization. All motions must be noted pursuant to LCR 7(b) and filed with the clerk. Working copies should have the judge’s name and the date and time of the hearing in the upper right-hand corner of the first page of the motion. All working copies shall also include a proposed order(s) in Word format; the Court will accept proposed order(s) in Word format via email with all parties copied on that email and expects updated versions of the proposed order that take into account all documentation filed regarding the pending motion.

Trial procedures

Please review the Trial Procedures available here: (Department 44 Criminal Trial Procedures) for Judge Holloway’s court.

Jury Questionnaire

The standard Jury Questionnaire for Department 44 is available here: Prospective Jury Questionnaire. Any proposed additions to the standard questionnaire shall be agreed-upon by counsel in advance and submitted to the court in Word format for incorporation. The court shall determine whether additions to the standard questions shall be made.

Court transcripts - Digitally recorded courtroom

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 (40KB).

The court proceedings in Department 44 are recorded by FTR Gold equipment, which digitally records all proceedings. If you are requesting a copy of a recording, you will need to submit a completed CD Request Form to the Clerk’s Office. If the parties are requesting a court reporter for a hearing or trial, please notify the bailiff as soon as possible.