How Long Does It Take To “Have Your Day In Court” With A Trial?

In Washington, when a case is tried varies with the court and county in which the lawsuit is pending. In general, most cases will be assigned a trial date between eight and twelve months from the date the case is filed.

However, for a variety of reasons such as the availability of a judge, a backup of cases that need to be tried, and the fact that criminal cases take priority over civil cases, it is not unusual for a case to be rescheduled to a date beyond the original trial date.

Kristal M. Cowger, Attorney at Law

Blado Kiger Bolan, Tacoma, Wash.

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