Hon. Shawn S. Taylor See Rating Details
Associate District Judge
Mayes County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 2 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. Shawn S. Taylor



Comment #: OK1836
I my opinion Judge Taylor rules from his chambers. He doesn't give any decisions from the bench. He's known for secret meetings in his chambers with one party while the other party is not present nor do they have legal representation. His decisions are made before he gets to court and doesn't review all of the evidence even though he states in his rulings that he has done so.

Court Staff

Comment #: OK1820
Judge Taylor knows how to see through the drama and bs in a case.

Can be quick to cut to the chase but always feel like arguments are at least heard.


Comment #: OK1727
Shawn Taylor is only concerned with maintaining the political prowess of his uncle Stratton Taylor, who is ultimately responsible for Shawn's initial appointment as judge. He hates to decide any matter that might be bad for the political career and justice suffers for it.


Comment #: OK1654
This is a very political judge. His main concern is what voters will think rather than justice and equity.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK1378
Taylor likes to push people to reach an agreement by indicating this is what I would likely do, now go talk to your clients. He will claim he was misinterpreted if you call him on this. Taylor likes to talk about how he runs his court and what his procedures are. One of his procedures is he will not give a trial date if one lawyer says they have not completed discovery even if it is their fault and they are clearly stalling. I suspected and confirmed with a local lawyer that there is a pecking order although he is not as obvious about this as some judges.