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Superior Court of the District of Columbia

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Washington, D.C.

The Superior Court of the District of Columbia is a trial court of general jurisdiction in Washington, D.C. It was established by Congress in 1970.[1]


The Superior Court handles all local trial matters. This includes:

  • civil
  • criminal
  • family court
  • probate
  • tax
  • landlord-tenant
  • small claims
  • traffic[1]


There is a chief judge overseeing the court and 61 associate judges. There are 24 magistrate judges assisting the court, along with retired judges serving in senior status.[1]

Chief Judge

Associate judges

Magistrate judges

Senior judges

See also

External links


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