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Courts in Washington

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The Courts in Washington consist of the state court system and four federal courts.

The structure of Washington's state court system.

Appellate Courts

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Washington Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is the court of last resort in Washington. It hears appeals from the Court of Appeals and administers all the courts.

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Washington Court of Appeals

The Court of Appeals is the state's intermediate appellate court and hears most of the appeals from the lower courts. There are three divisions of the Court of Appeals.[1]

Trial Courts

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Washington Superior Court

The Superior Courts are the top trial courts in Washington and they hear civil, felony, domestic relations and juvenile cases. They also hear appeals from the lower courts. There are 29 Superior Court districts in Washington.[1][2]

Washington District Courts

The District Courts have limited jurisdiction. They can hear misdemeanor cases, civil cases under $50,000, small claims and infractions. There are 49 District Courts. Some of them have multiple locations.[1][3]

Washington Municipal Courts

There are 127 Municipal Courts in Washington. These courts are established by their respective municipalities and can hear misdemeanor cases and infractions.[1][4]

Federal courts

There are four federal courts in Washington:

Appeals go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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