Hon. Jeanette Clark See Rating Details

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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)

What others have said about Hon. Jeanette Clark


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC408
Will do anything another judge has done w/o any thought to the merit of the prior action or the application to the present matter....just needs cover.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC405
She has a large chip on her shoulder causing her to constantly condescend to others.

She does not follow court rules. e.g. She will rule on a motion before the ten day time period in which an opposing side has to respond to the motion has elapsed.


Comment #: DC399
Horrible Judge, pro-dc, will not act against despite orders from DC COA


Comment #: DC333
She is too old and senile to be a judge. She is biased and does not understand the law. Not truthful, nor ethical, and should be disbarred.


Comment #: DC283
Rating:Not Rated
This judge is the worse. You will not wil if you have her. I sat there and watch her alow loosers that don’t want to take care of their kids pay $50.00 a month for child support and put me and other fathers on $800.00 a month child support. She is one sided and bias towards women. If you have her you will not win. At all.


Comment #: DC257
Unfortunately, judge clark applies the bench the same skills required to be a fast food cashier - choose from the standard menu items. I don't believe she read the statements submitted, failing to address the particular context of my case and she completely dismissed that whole "equal protection" thing and numerous specific laws, instead focusing on one line in the DC code. This is family court judge who could not answer a simple question about child support guidelines. Furthermore, she allowed the opposing attorney to present unsubstantiated and false information without question. Last, she accused me of bringing a frivolous motion that could have been avoided by consulting an attorney first. Well, I had consulted a DC family law attorney, who agreed my issue was legitimate. Sadly, she is just another cog in the system that promotes production line litigation rather than enforcing justice. I'll have a Number 5, please.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC198
By far the worst judge I have ever appeared before in 20 years of practice. She is so ignorant that even citing the statute didn't get her to the right place and I was giving her a citation that helped THE OTHER SIDE because I knew she was relying on the wrong statute and we'd end up getting an order for a retrial from the DC Court of Appeals if the error were not fixed before trial. The error was that bad, and that obvious. Worse judge ever.


Comment #: DC156
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Clark is a moralizer who does not care to know the objective meaning of such words as "purported" or "alleged". She sits in a coutroom without a care for whether she has read a court document carefully and proceeds to push her ignorant reading of it. The difference between a finding of fact and a conclusion of law is lost on her, and she takes umbrage when her second-hand reading is challenged. Not an ounce of critical thinking at work there. She is clearly self-sought moral power without analytical ability.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC144
The dumbest judge on the DC bench. I asked a colleague if she was as dumb as she seemed. He said "no, dumber". Another isn't sure that the stupidity is just an act.
Can't handle the simplest of matters. Another Howard U - US Atty _ DC Superior COurt Tinker to evans to Chance product.