Yes, there are costs involved in filing an appeal, above and beyond what an attorney would charge.
First, there is a filing fee for filing the appeal. The cost for filing an appeal in the State of Washington at this time is $250.
Also, once the appeal is filed, it is the responsibility of the party filing the appeal to arrange for the “record” on review to be transmitted to the appeals court. This includes transcripts of the testimony in the trial court. The court reporter charges a fee for this transcription. The record also includes ordering copies of court filings, which are billed on a per page basis by the court clerk’s office.
Douglas N. Kiger, Attorney at Law
Blado Kiger Bolan, Tacoma, Wash.