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Civil cases and arbitration - Superior Court

Learn more about civil cases in King County Superior Court.

The Civil Department handles all "general civil" cases in Superior Court. A general civil case begins when an individual or organization initiates a lawsuit against another individual or organization. Breach of contract, personal injury, and medical malpractice disputes are examples of this type of case.

Civil Department Manual


Learn how arbitration can resolve certain disputes out of the court. Instead of a judge, impartial arbitrators make the legal decision.

Civil case forms

Find civil arbitration and asbestos case forms from King County Superior Court.

Oath of Attorney

Learn more about the King County Superior Court Chief Civil Department monthly Oath of Attorney ceremony.