Hon. Dale W. Hood See Rating Details
Associate Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
St. Louis County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.8 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Dale W. Hood


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MO364
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Hood was not retained by the voters.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MO332
He is arbitrary in his likes and dislikes of attorneys. While letting one attorney ramble on about the case; he shut me down and yelled at me. I a not sensitive after years in practice, but he stood in the way of my advocacy for my client. I will not take this personal abuse and arbitrary behavior at the hands of a judge. They are bound by rules of ethics just as attorneys are. File for Change of Judge!!!!!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MO308
The worst judge in St. Louis County, maybe the state. Mean and vindictive except to the chosen few. Treats lawyers and litigants with contempt and disdain. I have resorted to taking a change of judge every time assigned. That may be what he wants has he has the smallest dockets of any associate judge in the county.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MO272
"Judge" Hood is a vicious, nasty person, who is more interested in his numbers than the cases that are presented before him. I don't know how he decides who he hates, but it is as arbitrary as it is capricious and disturbing on a level that I find disgusting. I cannot fathom how a state Bar association can recommend that you remove a judge, and you people voted to keep him in place. Too stupid to read the recommendations on the people you vote, I suppose. This man belongs behind bars, not a bench.


Comment #: MO208
I have an amazing story.........Mom w 2 small kids divorcing another lawyer w lots of evidence. He didn't let it go to trial and threatened me from bench! he tried to ruin my life and kids suffered for yrs. hundreds of thousands of dollars to go back to court. ex is narcissistic sociopath. PROTECTED! I will write my story!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MO188
Most horrible judge that I have ever come into contact with. I would recommend that you change judges asap if you have your case assigned to him. He is extremely biased and makes desicions based on no evidence whatsoever. He would not even let us present our case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MO172
Denies apparent hearing problem and seems to prejudge case prior to hearing witness evidence.
Is extremely defensive when his knowledge or understanding of procedural law is questioned