Hon. Natalia M. Combs-Greene See Rating Details
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.1 - 17 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 6 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. Natalia M. Combs-Greene


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Other

Comment #: DC357
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She's an idiot.

Other

Comment #: DC353
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is incompetent. Why is this politically positioned hack still on the bench?

Litigant

Comment #: DC323
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Found her to be very arrogant, with total disrespect for both me and my lawyer. Her knowledge of the law was very limited. She constantly interrupted the lawyer throughout the hearing, never giving him a chance to complete a sentence. A terrible judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC306
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The constant "mistakes" made by Judge Combs-Greene suggest that she should be removed from the Court. The integrity of the legal system is not served by judges who do not respect the fundamental rules of the court. The best way to be heard when a judge hinders the due process rights of the parties (based on personal bias or laziness) is to file a complaint with the District of Columbia Judicial Disabilities and Tenure Commission.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: DC291
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
verbose. talks to much when she should be listening. that is why her calendar never runs in a timely fashion. pleasant but doesnt make sounds rulings.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC280
Rating:3.3
Comments:
early on determined that defense should prevail and shaped all rulings to reach that end. at hearings, went out of way to disparage plaintiff's counsel. will grant summary judgment that is not justified

Litigant

Comment #: DC232
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Combs-Greene dismissed my case against a landlord wherein I was mold poisoned, coughing up blood and had a knot on my neck. The Judge dismissed my case stating that I had not complied with the discovery process. However, the Judge never verified whether I in fact gave evidence to the defendants lawyer. She was in fact wrong. The defendants lawyer of course is going to remain silent about the judges decision. She should not be a judge because this kind of "mistake" is beyond unacceptable.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC211
Rating:1.1
Comments:
Shis is without a doubt a pro defendant judge. She is a disgrace to position and appears to be a genuinely ugly person inside and out. It shocks me that such a person could remain on the bench. She is by far the worst judge I have ever seen. She yells at attorneys, coddles the ones she favors and makes arguments on their behalf. If you are a plaintiff, the deck is not only stacked against you, the other side gets to pick which cards they want out of the deck. She is not smart and has a major chip on her shoulder. It seems like she tears down the attorneys to make herself feel better. She sucks.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC209
Rating:1.2
Comments:
An absolute disgrace to the legal profession and the bench. Should be removed from the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC205
Rating:2.1
Comments:
Horrible judge, completely biased, arrogant,she needs to step down.

Litigant

Comment #: DC202
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Horrible does not even begin to describe this judge, she is acts like she's auditioning for Judge Judy, openly biased, constantly emailing her law clerk for legal answers -- she disgraces the robe.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC189
Rating:1.4
Comments:
An unmitigated disaster. Lazy, nasty and obnoxious. Doesn't know the law and couldn't care enough to be bothered to do any research. Is rude to lawyers and litigants. Interjects herself into a case although BOTH sides objected. In almost 30 years of trying cases in almost every kind of jurisdiction, this judge stands head and shoulders above the rest as the very WORST

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: DC181
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Some may say she is the worst, but Jose Lopez is very close behind her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC163
Rating:1.8
Comments:
Horrible, she openly states that she is Pro DC Government because she used to be a US Attorney and knows how hard it is. She will bend over backwards to ensure they prevail.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC143
Rating:1.4
Comments:
The other side wanted to settle when they found out the case was assigned to JCG. I said, "she couldn't be that bad". WE didn't settle. NCG decided my client was in the wrong, and proceeded to humiliate me the entire case. The other comments say it all. The only other judge as stupid and rude as NCG is Jeannette J. Clark

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: DC135
Rating:1.5
Comments:
Absolutely the worst judge in the DC Superior Court. She has no reasoning whatsoever to her judgments. ... She forgets her rulings from one day to the next....

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC131
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Worst possible judge in DC... She acts not on thelaw but on her emotional bias, she controls every aspect of the case to ensure the outcome she wants, when confronted she states that the jury will be informed not to let her bias interfere with their duties. Her hostility is horrific and an embarassment to the Benchand legal profession...

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC129
Rating:2.0
Comments:
With great hubris,Judge Combs-greene controls every aspect of the court room to ensure a favorable outcome for DC. And when the AAGs are too incompetent to handle a cross, she intervenes. Frequently she objects and sustains without any vocalizing by defense counsel... when challenged on her open bias, she states, take me to the Court of Appeals, if your client can afford it....

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC123
Rating:2.6
Comments:
Judge Combs-Greene is the worst possible combination. She believes that she has a keen knowledge of the law but in fact she has a poor knowledge of the law. Accordingly, she tends to be a poor listener and not willing to be educated.

She also appears to hold grudges against attorneys and will not hesitate to needlessly and inappopriately embarass an attorney in front of the jury. Often times it seems she has no idea that her conduct would even do this.

Finally, she definitely appears to have a defense bias. She will let defense counsel get away with things and then will sua sponte admonish plaintiff's counsel for the exact same behavior.

Litigant

Comment #: DC67
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Extremely arrogant, biased, and in serious need of medication. A disgrace to the profession.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC64
Rating:1.5
Comments:
Openly states she is on the side of DC goverment attorneys, having been one herself, and turns a blind eye to their refusal to participate in discovery and late responses. She is openly biased, moody, sarcastic, and acts without regard for the robe or the law. She looks like she's on a permanent audition to replace Judge Judy.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC63
Rating:1.3
Comments:
Staunch supporter of the District of Columbia when the District is sued. Comments about personal relationship with Assisant Attorney Generals. Called my client a "dog" in open court and told me "When you lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas." Warned me that I could be "hurt" for my zealous advocacy against the District of Columbia and then took a case from the jury (a case in which I represented a plaintiff that the defendant admitted that they had damaged) and dismissed the case.

Litigant

Comment #: DC62
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Extremely hostile, constantly conflicting statements, sarcastic, irrational, no rational thoughts.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC46
Rating:5.5
Comments:
Inconsistent, illogical and exceedingly weak intellectually. Results-oriented, whatever the law may actually be.