|Pierce County District Court||Tacoma||Washington 98402|
|Pierce County Superior Court||Tacoma||Washington 98402|
|Tacoma Municipal Court||Tacoma||Washington 98402|
|Tennis Court||Tacoma||Washington 98402|
|Fife Municipal Court||Fife||Washington 98424||4 miles|
|Federal Way Municipal Court||Federal Way||Washington 98003||7 miles|
|Pacific Municipal Court||Pacific||Washington 98047||10 miles|
|Auburn Municipal Court||Auburn||Washington 98002||12 miles|
|Des Moines Municipal Court||Des Moines||Washington 98198||13 miles|
|Kent Municipal Court||Kent||Washington 98032||13 miles|
|Kent County Court||Kent||Washington 98032||14 miles|
|Maleng County Court||Kent||Washington 98032||14 miles|
|Maleng Regional Superior Court||Kent||Washington 98032||14 miles|
|Bonney Lake Municipal Court||Bonney Lake||Washington 98391||14 miles|
|SeaTac Municipal Court||SeaTac||Washington 98188||15 miles|
|Burien County Court||Burien||Washington 98166||16 miles|
|Tukwila Municipal Court||Tukwila||Washington 98188||17 miles|
|Renton Municipal Court||Renton||Washington 98057||19 miles|
|Kitsap County Probation Department||Port Orchard||Washington 98366||21 miles|
|Kitsap Superior Court||Port Orchard||Washington 98366||21 miles|
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.