Kittitas County is divided into Upper Kittitas in Cle Elum and Lower Kittitas in Ellensburg, each having its own courthouse and different judges. We have been providing clients with assistance in both courts for more than ten years.
Upper Kittitas District Court has had the same judge for a very long time and he is extremely consistent in his rulings. This is a good thing because it will allow us to know which arguments to make, or not make. Our sitting judge is retiring at the end of 2022 and we will be voting for a new judge in November 2022.
Lower Kittitas District Court is a very different court to practice in. Many attorneys do not like to handle cases in this court due to its difficult procedures. While the procedures and local court rules are different than other courts, we are very familiar with the processes. Due to the number of cases we handle at this court, we know how to work within these rules and procedures for favorable results. Many attorneys will take your Kittitas County case and then ask Heritage Law Office to handle it for them because they are not aware of the local court rules or how these courts work.