U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Western District of Washington
Western District of Washington

Hon. Paul B. Snyder, Chief Judge Mark L. Hatcher, Clerk of Court
Seattle Office
Seattle Courthouse
700 Stewart St., #6301
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 370-5200
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Tacoma Courthouse
1717 Pacific Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98402
(253) 882-3900
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The US Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington has implemented an opinion search feature called CourtWeb. CourtWeb is a program developed by the federal judiciary and is currently being hosted by the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania.

CourtWeb provides free access to Judges' written opinions. No login is required. CourtWeb allows attorneys to conduct a text search across all participating districts' opinions, much like a Westlaw or Lexis search, and to download court opinions in PDF format.

The "Quick Search" will not search the entire text of the document, but rather only for a judge, case number, terms in the caption, or keywords in the document's summary. This search also makes use of a date range in order for you to more easily find a document if you know approximately when the opinion was issued.

"Full Text Search" must be used when searching the entire text of any and all documents on file.

When a ruling is posted to CourtWeb, the description that appears will typically include the caption, case number, date, judge's name, a brief summary of the ruling and the link to the full text of the document. This is a tremendous advantage over the opinions posted on the court's website where counsel can only search within a single opinion.

Opinions dating back to 2005 are available on CourtWeb. Opinions will continue to be posted to this court's website and attorneys who have registered for email notification of their posting will continue to receive notification.

Bankruptcy Court offers attorneys electronic notification when a Memorandum Decision is posted on this website. For information about registering for this service click here.

Search Memorandum Decisions by Case Number and/or Name.
Case number starting with (for example, 99-99999) 
OR Case name or a word within the Case name. (Search is not case sensitive.)  
if given both case number and name, search will be by case number only.
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