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Washington, D.C. Courthouses

Last updated: October 11, 2013

Washington D.C. It’s the capital of the United States and, some would argue, the center of the universe. It’s packed with history, sightseeing, culture, and entertainment. “The District” has a population of almost 630,00 residents that jumps to over 1 million during the workweek. The city is notable for many things ---The White House, headquarters for all three branches of government (Legislative, Executive, and Judicial), George Washington, the March on Washington, the Redskins, the Nationals, and also a very expansive court system.

If you’re a Washingtonian living in the D.C. metropolitan area, you know there are a myriad of courthouses to sort through. If you have a criminal, civil, probate or family law matter, it’s likely in the Superior Court.

Here we’ve highlighted several key court systems you’ll most likely encounter: the Superior Court for the District of Columbia, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, the U.S District and Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia, and the Immigration Court.