Washington Superior Court
Washington Superior Courts are courts of general jurisdiction. These courts have "exclusive jurisdiction for felony matters, real property rights, domestic relations, estate, mental illness, juvenile, and civil cases over $50,000". In addition, these superior courts hear appeals from courts of limited jurisdiction.
The Washington Superior Court judges are elected on a nonpartisan basis for a four-year term. There are 174 judges elected as of 2003, presiding in the 32 superior court judicial districts in the 39 counties.