Hon. Thad Balkman See Rating Details
District Judge
Court
Cleveland County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.1 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Thad Balkman


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK1354
Rating:9.9
Comments:
I witnessed Judge Balkman handle Judge Bonner's show cause hearings on deprived cases. It was the first time he's ever handled show cause hearings and I was thoroughly impressed. I listened and watched as he denied the State's request to take a 7 day baby into custody after the judge conducted his own inquiry of the DHS worker and after he solicited argument from the attorney appointed for the infant. Judge Balkman could have easily just rubber stamped the State's request, but instead he listened and made a reasoned sound decision. He was tough, but courteous to the attorneys and to the DHS worker.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK1264
Rating:1.2
Comments:
This is a TRUE RIGHTWING RADICAL

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK1249
Rating:1.2
Comments:
He will not read your brief, and will not follow the law, but instead follows a right-wing radical illusion. He should not be on the bench.