King County Courts

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Court Location Area
Auburn Washington 98002
Bellevue Washington 98004
Black Diamond Washington 98010
Burien Washington 98166
Des Moines Washington 98198
Enumclaw Washington 98022
Issaquah Washington 98029
Issaquah Washington 98027
Kent Washington 98032
Kent Washington 98032
Kirkland Washington 98034
Kent Washington 98032
Kent Washington 98032
Mercer Island Washington 98040
North Bend Washington 98045
Redmond Washington 98052
Renton Washington 98057
SeaTac Washington 98188
Seattle Washington 98104
Tukwila Washington 98188

What is a court?

Courts are government institutions that administer justice in criminal and civil matters. They're mediated by one or more judges, magistrates or justices who have been appointed or elected.

Courts rely on an adversarial system of justice, which is intended to resolve disputes with fair and impartial outcomes. Their primary purpose is to decide questions of law and determine facts. Attorneys for each side present arguments and introduce evidence to support their arguments.

In some court cases, the final judgment is handed down by a jury of citizens chosen through a selection process. In other cases, a judge makes the final ruling. Cases may be heard in criminal court, civil court, or appellate court.