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Judge Suzanne R. Parisien

How to contact a King County Superior Court judge and get ready for your trial or motion.
  • Courtroom Number: W-355
  • Bailiff: Julie Salle
  • Department: 42
  • Assignment: Criminal


Judge Suzanne R. Parisien Judge Parisien spent over 22 years practicing in Federal and State Courts as a civil defense litigator with a particular emphasis on employment, civil rights, and negligence cases. She spent 12 years in the public sector as an Assistant Attorney General in the Torts Division of the Washington State Attorney General’s Office. Her private sector experience includes working for law firms, insurance carriers, and as the Director of General Liability and Employment Litigation for Nordstrom Inc. Judge Parisien is admitted to practice in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Washington. Judge Parisien earned her bachelor’s degree cum laude in Psychology at Seattle University, and her law degree from Villanova University School of Law. She is a longtime volunteer cook for TeenFeed and the past recipient of the Craig Perry Community Service Award for her advocacy work on behalf of children. When not working, Judge Parisien enjoys backpacking, hiking, skiing and spending time with her daughters.



Please do not email Judge Parisien directly. All correspondence must go through the bailiff.

Civil Case information, forms, and documents

Contact the Clerk's Office for information regarding individual civil cases. The main information desk can be reached by calling 206-296-9300. For civil calendar information, check the Civil Standby Calendar and the Clerk's Office Directory of Court Calendars. Civil Court Forms are available both online and from the Clerk's Office. Learn how and where to file your court documents and how to get copies of court documents.

Court Transcripts

Judge Parisien operates a digitally recorded courtroom. If prior to the hearing or trial you know that you 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. You must then complete the form available on the clerk’s website using the link above entitled ‘get copies of court documents.’ If at some time following the hearing or trial, you determine you need a copy of the CD, it may be obtained directly from the Clerk’s Office copy center. The direct phone number is 206-296-7848. If you need to have a transcript created, a list of court approved transcriptionists is available on the Clerk’s Office webpage (link above).

Requesting or setting oral argument for motions

If you are setting a dispositive motion, you must email the bailiff and schedule time on Judge Parisien’s calendar. If you do not have access to email, please call the above number. Dispositive motions are generally set on Friday mornings (at 9 am, 10 am, or 11 am). Please call/email to schedule your hearing at least 2 months prior to the hearing date you would like to request. Other types of motions that are granted oral argument are motions for restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, revisions, and class certification hearings. Most other motions do not require oral argument under the Civil Rules or Local Rules (see links above). 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 "Oral Argument Requested." After Judge Parisien has reviewed all briefing (moving papers, responses, and replies), if the Court determines oral argument is appropriate, the bailiff will contact the parties and set a mutually acceptable time for oral argument to be presented.

No deliveries directly to the courtroom

Unless arrangements have been made directly with Judge Parisien’s bailiff, no deliveries are to be made directly to the courtroom. All deliveries should be made to the judges' mailroom. (See mailing address above.)

Pretrial requirements

All trial memoranda, proposed jury instructions, and other trial submissions are due no later than five court days prior to trial. All submissions should be forwarded to Judge Parisien, care of the judges' mailroom. In civil cases, Judge Parisien requires all parties and counsel to work together to complete the Witness Examination Time Form, and that form must be submitted together with other pretrial memoranda five court days prior to trial. If the parties intend to use depositions in trial, designations and objections shall be marked according to these guidelines. Deposition designations and objections shall be provided to the Court at least five days prior to trial, along with other pretrial materials. Prior to Appearing in Judge Parisien's Court for Hearings or Trial Prior to appearing in Judge Parisien's court, please review the Rules for Conduct in her courtroom.

Hearing and trial information

General trial schedule is Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm. Judge Parisien hears civil non-dispositive motions and sentence modification hearings at 8:30 am and 4 pm. All 8:30 am hearings will conclude no later than 8:55 am, and all 4 pm hearings will conclude no later than 4:25pm. If you have a civil case which is assigned to Judge Parisien, there is the possibility that your case could be assigned to another judge at the time of trial. The assignment will generally take place on Thursday afternoon prior to trial. You are still required to comply with all court rules regarding pretrial submissions and deadlines. All papers submitted will be provided to the trial judge at the time of assignment by Judge Parisien’s bailiff. To determine what judge you have been assigned to for trial, please check the Civil Standby Calendar (130KB). It will be updated on Thursday afternoon prior to trial and is continuously updated (as needed) at other times. Judge Parisien requires all counsel and parties to be prepared at the end of each day to disclose all witnesses that party is intending to call the following day in trial.