Hon. Mark Barcus See Rating Details
District Judge
Tulsa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 13 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   6.0 - 3 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)

What others have said about Hon. Mark Barcus


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK1255
Judge Barcus is a fair judge -- he works hard and has a firm grasp of the matters before him. Unlike other judges, he is awake during hearings. His courtroom isn't always dark. He doesn't carry a gun or run around waving it (that gets you to the Court of Appeals, apparently), or lock up minorities. He also doesn't chase and harass female employees like a certain ex-judge. All things considered, he's great!


Comment #: OK912
Barcus did not have to rule in my case of who should get custody, because both my ex husband and I understand the importance of working together to raise a child! I would like, however to mention that I was impressed with his consideration in our case! He asked very relevant questions to acquire knowledge of the situation to better understand how we came to the conclusion of how to share our sons time! He seemed to care and be impressed with our capability to work together! Anyone who wants to bash these judges should consider the fact that they have to sit on that stand on a regular basis and watch all the immature people who go through there fighting over ridiculous things and realize that in the end they are the ones who have to send a child home with one of them! So when you've sat in their position then try judging them!!!


Comment #: OK751
In a state where you hear that fathers rights are trampled on and certianly mine were for nine years, I finally got justice and more importantly my children did. Barcus gave my ex almost two years to become compliant and let her slide on a number of no shows to court. That was frustrating, especially living out of state as I do. BUT in the end, her lies and manipulations caught up with her and he gave her the max. Noone can say that the guy doesnt give people chances to get their act together. There are just some that never do.


Comment #: OK606
Barcus is by far the dumbest and laziest judge I have ever encountered, and I have been in front of a lot of them.

I am not a lawyer and I had to actually explain the law to this guy.

He doesn't read motions or briefs, doesn't know law and what little he does know he misuses. This guy clearly abuses his authority.

Barcus is anti father (he openly admitted this to me outside the court) and routinely violates father's "rights" (what little we have).

This guy has no business being a judge and should be fired.

Unfortunately, he is trying to get on the Oklahoma Court of Appeals. God help us if that happens. The Appellate court is incompetent enough without adding more fuel to the fire.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK550
What a tool. NEVER ON TIME !!!! Always 15-45 min late, packs his morning dockets with attorneys and litigants, never deals with cases, just one big continual pass. Does not read pleadings, not up to date on legal issues or rulings, yet beleives he will be a Judge on the Court of Criminal Appeals. What a travesty that would be.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK496
Luke warm in all aspects - acts like he is bothered to have to have hearings which last I knew was his job!!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK397
Was not impressed with him as a domestic judge. Still not impressed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK240
Not one of the better members of the bench. He had bias when he was a domestic judge, and now he is a tool for the DHS.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK227
A joke as a judge. Must know someone to keep his position.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK205
Great, smart, hardworking. I have had him in civil matters as well as juvenile. He has done well in both arenas. A keeper, and I hope he makes it to be a district judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK107
It's hard to be a good judge in the juvenile division.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK60
Great to work with. Respectful to lawyers, their clients, and the system. He works hard and is fair.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK6
Lazy and ineffective, this judge is a complete waste of time. He should be removed from the bench.