Hon. Stephen R. Clark See Rating Details
Special Judge
Tulsa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.6 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 4 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. Stephen R. Clark


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK1872
Intelligent, logical, respectful and fair. We would be lucky to have this Judge elected to a District Court seat, before appointment to the OK Supreme Court, which is where he belongs. Thanks for the hard work Judge! ers/pt

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK1822
What's going on in Tulsa County?

The current warm bodies filling the seats are terrible.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK1784
The worst judge in American history, no equality in rulings. The other party in this case has broken every order this judge had made, and received no consequences. In fact the attorney Kimberly Hayes hangs in his office before court starts then walks in beside him laughing regularly and he rules in her favor every time.


Comment #: OK1780
Judge Clark’s blueprint is prolonged cases. There is at least one case (example FD-2010-2509, Tulsa County) on oscn.net where this judge had to recuse himself due to bias interaction with an attorney. Judge Martha Carter took over this case, and it was finally handled objectively and within a reasonsble timeframe to grant the divorce.


Comment #: OK1777
Rating:Not Rated
I totally agree with
Comment #: OK1775
Controlling mind almost 4 years and then they charge me the other side's attorney fees for prolonging the damn thing.


Comment #: OK1775
Judge Stephen Clark prolongs cases unreasonably. It is actually not gender specific, but based on his relationship with attorneys in a case. His bias is linked to personal repore & favors. Also, if he is mentoring students at TU law school who are sons or daughters of an attorney on a case ... watch out! He also does not recognize domestic violence even with evidence, and makes decisions with disregard for Oklahoma statutes. Attorneys on both sides of a case in his courtroom rake in beaucoup bucks with prolonged litigation, depleting the assets of both parties. Judge Clark is currently an appointed “special” judge with no term limit. He is not accountable to citizens of Oklahoma, and we cannot vote him out. The OBA (Oklahoma Bar Association) voted him best family court judge for Oklahoma in 2017. If this had been a vote from citizens in his courtroom, the results would be very different.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK1723
doesn't use evidence but hearsay to make decisions.. extremely bias.. not claiming bias but can prove it. Lunch is more important then court. stretches out divorce. 3 years and counting for me.. takes away the American peoples constitutional rights.. not up to date with the structure of house hold family's and the reasonability's fathers take on currently. should have retired long ago


Comment #: OK1678
This so called judge needs to be run off and should have been years ago!
WoW what a piece of work this cat is I tell ya.
Does not listen to the facts whatsoever makes decisions before any testimony is ever given.
Courrpt as can be.
Does not lookout for a child's best interest even when there's clear evidence.
Does not follow the law!
Shows favoritism towards all women in child custody cases not matter if they are in the wrong or not.
Hates his job and this is well know in the Tulsa courts.
How he ever became a judge is beyond me.
Destroys families and could careless.
Tulsa court systems need a Major Overhaul plain and Simple.
The judge has No morals whatever and is a real jerk in his courtroom,
You wonder why 85% Americans hate the court systems this guy is one to blame among many others as well,
Good Luck if you ever have this piece of work ruleing on you case.


Comment #: OK1669
He and his court clerk takes calls from children and compromisecacases. He favors unethical attorneys and may even take bribes. He should be at his residence sitting on the sofa doing nothing. He is a horrible judge.


Comment #: OK1434
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Clark is a spiteful person that rules from the bench as if its his personal mission to destroy families. He doesnt understand the concept that just because a divorce is happening doesnt mean the dad doesnt want to be in the kids lives... He will listen to everything and alligation the plantiff (female) has to say and then ignores and cuts off the defendant. He ignores "due process" and rules in his court by "guilty until proven innocent" instead of the other way around. Horrible judge that shouldnt be allowed to rule from the bench.