Hon. Judith E. Retchin See Rating Details
Senior Judge
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.8 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)


Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)


Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)
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What others have said about Hon. Judith E. Retchin


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Litigant

Comment #: DC158
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Retchin found in favor of one party and, a full year later, received a letter in the mail from the party she'd found against, which was now pro se, having previously been through 12 attorneys among four law firms in nearly a decade of litigation. Retchin docketed the letter and responded to it in writing the day of receipt, softening her rulings on factual matters and foreclosing any chance of a response from the other party. Why not? Retchin offered not one reason for her departure from procedures and principles. Not one.

Litigant

Comment #: DC157
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The singular "they" has been device of sloppy thinkers for as long as there have been words to deflect blame. Retchin claimed that "they" assured her or her clerks that a paraplegic would be properly treated in jail, to which Retchub sentenced him, contrary to sentencing standards. "They" did not treat accute respiratory failure, and the ten-day prison sentence resulted in death, by accute respiratory failure. How playful can a judge be with language?

"They" means what? Isn't thought required of someone who wears a robe?

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC80
Rating:7.5
Comments:
Her written opinions are concise but well explained. Sometimes a bit terse from the bench, but generally does a good job of managing trials. Seems to take a great deal of effort in attempting to be fair and evenhanded, even with poorly represented parties.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: DC26
Rating:2.5
Comments:
Very pro-defense and more concerned about how she is perceived by the jury than by justice. No concern whatsoever for the attorneys and their efforts.