Hon. Odessa F. Vincent See Rating Details

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Attorney Average Rating:   4.9 - 8 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. Odessa F. Vincent


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: DC352
It's funny that all these litigants on the losing sides of their cases post these nasty comments. They couldn't be more transparent. Judge Vincent cared about the well-being of the children above all else. Her work on the Juvenile/Neglect docket was unimpeachable. There are a lot of hard-working social workers and children who will miss her a lot when the time comes. She is definitely no-nonsense, and sticks to the letter of the law. She is a prime example of a strong jurist.


Comment #: DC152
As a Social Worker, I REALLy appreciated Judge Vincent. I wish she was STILL on the bench. I would like to nominate Judge Vincent to head DYRS. Rehabilitation and Accountability you can believe in!!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC149
Something is up.She abruptly retired.The system is better, but I smell a something.


Comment #: DC140
Simply put, horrible,rude, obnoxious, angry,bitter, evil woman. The words honorable and judge are 2 words that should never precede Odessa Vincent. Other judges even cringe when they read the transcripts of my case. A definite candidate for impeachment.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC138
I had a custody case involving a litigant who had a protective order against the father of her child. The father was incarcerated. This judge was extremely discourteous to my client. She exercised poor judicial temperament. My client was an excellent witness and there was no reason for her rudeness. She shocked us by granting my client custody and ruling in our favor. Otherwise, I did not find her evenhanded.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC122
Know the law, be prepared and be on time. Smart but rigorous.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC82
Without question the worst judge in the Superior Court. No intellectual ability. No judicial temperament. No industry or desire to do her job. In fact, she seems to hate being a judge, and takes out her anger on everyone in sight. Avoid her at all costs.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: DC81
Bring your bulletproof vest to this courtroom! Angry, disjointed outbursts from the bench seldom reflect anything remotely pertaining to the merits of the case or the issues at bar. Will do anything to avoid having to actually consider a claim and make a decision.


Comment #: DC56
Absolutely one of the worst judges that I have ever seen. This judge lacks respect as well as a proper judicial temperament. She routinely shouts at attorneys, witnesses and litigants. It took her years to finally rule on my case . In reading her ruling, I wonder if she was listening to the same case. I have not seen my child in years as a result of her ignorance. There should be a movement to get her off the bench. Families would be better served if she went packing.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: DC54
I've been before more than one hundred judges in my career, and she is, by far, the most unqualified judge, temperament-wise, that I've ever seen. I cannot fathom how she got past the Judicial Nominating Committee. She yells at lawyers, witnesses, and anyone who dares say something at the wrong time or in the wrong way. Just unbelievable.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC43
Be on time and be prepared and you will have a jurist who will provide an appropriate and fair judicial resolution to issues.