Our firm files FDCPA cases across the states of both Washington and Oregon but we almost always file our clients’ cases in Federal Court.
The U. S. District Court for the Western District of Washington serves as the federal trial court for the portion of the State of Washington west of the Cascade Mountain range and from the Oregon border to the Canadian border. Western Washington is split into two divisions. FDCPA Cases in Island, King, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom counties are filed in the Seattle divisions. Whereas, FDCPA cases in Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston and Wahkiakum counties are all filed in the Tacoma Division.
The addresses for the courthouses for the two divisions are as follows:
U.S. District Court Clerk’s Office
700 Stewart Street, Lobby Level
Seattle, WA 98101
1717 Pacific Avenue, Room 3100
Tacoma, WA 98402-3200
The U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington serves as the federal trial court for Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman and Yakima Counties. The Eastern District of Washington maintains courtrooms in Spokane, Yakima, and Richland. If you are filing an FDCPA case in Eastern Washington, your courthouse is almost surely the one in the city that is the shortest distance from your home.
The addresses for the courthouses are as follows:
Thomas S. Foley United States Courthouse
Eighth Floor, Rm 840
W. 920 Riverside Ave
US District Court
825 Jadwin Avenue, Room 174
Richland, WA 99352
25 S. 3rd St
Yakima, WA 98907
Directions to all the court locations can be found on the court web sites. Of course the last thing that we want is for any of our clients to miss their chance to enforce their rights under the FDCPA, so if you don’t know where your hearing is or you get lost, pick up the phone and give us a call!