SEATTLE MUNICIPAL COURT
No municipal court in this state handles more DUI related cases than Seattle Municipal Court. The courthouse is located at 600 5th Ave., Seattle, WA 98104. The courthouse is on the corner of 5th and James, directly across the street from the King County Jail. Due to the large volume of cases that SMC handles, the lawyers at Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn have literally handled hundreds of Seattle Municipal cases. There is a parking garage on the east side of Seattle Municipal, accessible on 6th Avenue, James Street and Cherry Street. Many of the parking spaces are reserved for City vehicles so you must arrive early if you want to park in the City garage. All criminal matters are held on the 9th, 10th or 11th floors.
The current judicial assignments for Seattle Municipal Court are:
Judge C. Kimi Kondo Court 1001 Current Presiding Judge
Judge Damon Shadid Court 902
Judge Ed McKenna Court 1103
Judge Karen Donahue Court 1003
Judge Steve Rosen Court 1102
Judge Judith Hightower Court 903
Judge Willie Gregory Court 1101
Unlike many of the courts we practice in, SMC has its own set of forms, rules and procedures. Attorney unfamiliar with Seattle Municipal Court often times find it very difficult to practice there. Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn has represented countless cases in this jurisdiction and are familiar with all of its nuances.