Hon. Rodney Sparkman See Rating Details
Special Judge
Court
Tulsa County
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* 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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Other

Comment #: OK916
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Ex-wife seeking alimony support. Made up his mind at the first hearing how he was going to rule but let the case drag out for over 7 (yes 7) years. Multiple attorneys reviewed and agreed that this should have been and opened and shut case. Hundreds of pages of exhibits were submitted at the cost of hours of attorney fees and yet Sparkman never even reviewed. This was the case of a mother who never contributed one dime towards her two children. The father basically purchased his children in the divorce settlement. Bank statements (battled to obtain) submitted proved she shopped continuously for clothing, jewelry, dinners out etc. had acquired a job making approx. $60,000 while the father spent everything he made towards raising and providing for the children. All the evidence was in black and white if Sparkman had taken the time to review. All this judge saw was a successful businessman and what he determined was a poor housewife. The mother never contributed one dime from the time of divorce in 2002 to this day. If she had been the father she would be considered by law and community to be a dead beat dad but because her husband divorced her, she was awarded over $100,000 in alimony support from a single father making $150,000 salary. The cost of fighting the alimony support was another $75,000. The family court judges are given so much latitude that it is very difficult to overturn any rulings. This judge needs to be thrown from the bench he obviously has lost any interest in the lives he effects with his rulings.

Other

Comment #: OK784
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Judge Sparkman is by his non-action harming the children of at least one divorce case by letting it drag on and on.
He says his interest is the children but by his practice in this one case has allowed a divorce case to extend past 12 months with no end in site. The children need counselling because of being manipulated by one parent. One child is getting very aggressive toward a younger sibling. The judge is allowing one side to extend the case over and over by not doing things required and filing motions. The judge needs to man up and set the case for trial. He just set himself up to avoid a pretrial date coming up by requiring the two to go to mediation again. That has failed in the past and will likely fail again. This judge is not managing his court and allowing at least this one lawyer to run all over him. The kids in this case are near pre-teen age and they may be harmed for life because of this judges inaction.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK623
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This guy started out ok as all judges do but then soon sold out as most judges do.