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Seattle Municipal Court DUI Defense


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 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.  Occasionally arraignments are handled on the 3rd floor.  

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 Adam Eisenberg                Court 1102

Judge Anita Crawford-Willis          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 has represented countless of clients in this jurisdiction and are familiar with all this court's nuances.

Experienced Seattle DUI Defense Attorneys

Seattle Municipal Court is its own unique system.  Not just any attorney can be effective in Seattle Municipal Court.  The DUI Defense lawyers at CKK have handled hundreds of Seattle Municipal Court DUIs.  Some of this firm's most high-profile DUI cases have taken place in this courthouse.  If you find your self charged with a DUI in Seattle Municipal Court, call the experience DUI Defense attorneys of Cowan Kirk at:  425-822-1220.   


Cowan Kirk Kattenhorn

Cowan Kirk is known throughout Washington and the nation for representing all of its clients with commitment, creativity and compassion. We recognize how devastating a DUI charge can be, particularly when our clients learn how incredibly tough Washington's DUI laws have become, even for a first-time offender.

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If you need a DUI defense attorney in Seattle, Bellevue, or King County, contact us today to find out why respect for our clients, a passion for justice, and our commitment to winning have earned each of us the highest honor a member of the bar can receive from our colleagues – their referrals.