Hon. Sheila Kirk See Rating Details
Associate District Judge
Lincoln County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.3 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Sheila Kirk



Comment #: OK1607
Judge Kirk gave full custody to a man under police investigation for raping two 8yr old girls. Also, she dismissed the protective orders without hearing testimony.

This judge has no business with children in her courtroom.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: OK1238
Sorry -- I'm using a phone to address the courtroom incompetence shown in Lincoln County Court by Judge Sheila Kirk. Judge Kirk requested a guardian for a child custody hearing. The guardian explained, in the course of his four-month investigation, that the child's father should have full custody of the child due to the mother's prior drug and alcohol use and the violence committed by the mother in the past. Judge Kirk gave sole custody to the mother, and ignored all the testimony of the guardian of the child.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK1021
God help us if thing this women can give out justice to anyone she is afraid of lawyers in her court room and is a joke with it comes to being fair. I think she is the biggest joke in our court system. I sit in her court as a student for several days. And could not believe the injustice to the male individuals who went through her court. My personal thought is all who thinks she is unfair please fine a appeal .

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: OK774
Seems to be wide eyed and scared to make a decision. Defers to others hoping she won't have to make a tough choice. She let's the attorneys rule the courtroom and is intimidated by powerful lawyers.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK613
A good judge. Fair to everyone. She is cordial to lawyers and parties. Very flexible. Seems to like her job. Is very approachable. I have always enjoyed appearing in her courtroom.


Comment #: OK565
an order was validated in ar yet this judge prosided over a case, issuing an ex parte order then had a second hearing returning the child back to the mother, then ordering ordering overnight visitation back in ok. the judge on the third hearing ruled that ok had no standing, as the father then ran out with the kids. what the hell is going on in oklahoma


Comment #: OK559
A solid judge that improves with experience. Very even handed and extremely fair. She affords all sides their day in court and shows no favoritism at all. What more could you ask?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK141
Judge Kirk came into office after an unfortunate death of a child that occurred on the watch of the prior judge. In essence, the voters were voting out the other judge rather than taking a serious look at her as being ready and qualified. She does possess a good temperament. She does need mentoring more than any judge I've appeared before. She seems very, very green and this comes through in her odd rulings on evidence as well as certain questionable decisions.