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King County Superior Court, Washington

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King County Superior Court

The King County Superior Court is a general jurisdiction trial court in King County, Washington. The court handles the following types of legal matters:

  • Civil matters involving disputes over $300, unlawful detainers and injunctions
  • Felony criminal cases
  • Misdemeanor criminal cases not handled by other courts
  • Family law matters (dissolution of marriage, child support, adoptions, parentage and domestic-violence protection)
  • Probate and guardianship
  • Juvenile offender matters
  • Juvenile dependency cases (abused and neglected children, children in need of services, at-risk youth and truancy)
  • Mental illness/involuntary commitment[1]


King County Courthouse

Maleng Regional Justice Center

Juvenile Court

Former judges

Notable cases

See also

External links


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See also: Washington judicial elections, 2014
Unopposed  Judge John Ruhl (Position 8)
Unopposed  Judge John Chun (Position 16)
Unopposed  Judge Tanya Thorp (Position 27)
Unopposed  Judge Chad Allred (Position 34)
Unopposed  Judge Julia Garratt (Position 39)
Unopposed  Judge Roger Rogoff (Position 47)
See also: Washington judicial elections, 2014


Position 20
CandidateIncumbencyPrimary VoteElection Vote
AminiSusan AminiApprovedAYesApprovedA   ApprovedA
See also: Washington judicial elections, 2013


CandidateIncumbencyOfficePrimary VoteElection Vote
WashingtonChristopher A. Washington    YesPosition 4227.05%ApprovedA49.76%   DefeatedD
RuzumnaDavid Ruzumna    NoPosition 428.02% 
NorthDouglass North   ApprovedANoPosition 3056.78%ApprovedA   ApprovedA
BernsElizabeth Berns   ApprovedANoPosition 2551.24%ApprovedA   ApprovedA
SchmidtEric Schmidt    NoPosition 2516.91% 
ErnsdorffGary Ernsdorff    NoPosition 4638.85% 
TranHong Tran    NoPosition 2923.59% 
RamseyerJudy Ramseyer   ApprovedANoPosition 4661.15%ApprovedA   ApprovedA
AllenKimberly Allen    NoPosition 3043.22% 
JonesMarianne Jones    NoPosition 4221.59% 
DavidheiserRoger Davidheiser    NoPosition 2532.52% 
O'DonnellSean O'Donnell   ApprovedANoPosition 2976.41%ApprovedA   ApprovedA
ParisienSue Parisien   ApprovedANoPosition 4243.34%ApprovedA50.24%   ApprovedA
See also: Washington judicial elections, 2012