Hon. Donald L. Deason See Rating Details
District Judge
Oklahoma County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.2 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   9.0 - 1 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. Donald L. Deason


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK1292
He has always been courteous & professional in my dealings with him in court. He is prompt, prepared & has always treated attorneys with respect in court. He is well qualified for re-election & is compassionate to the victims he deals with.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK1224
He is a bad, bad judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK1083
Judge Deason is a lier. He's not a man of his word. He tells you one thing and then turns around and does the opposite. He is a disgrace to the judicial system and should not be allowed to serve.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK714
Terrible, terrible, terrible. Black-robed prosecutor who thoroughly enjoys tormenting young attorneys. Has no place on the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK604
This man shouldn't be a judge.

Unfortunately, Judge Deason seems unable to comprehend anything but the most simple legal concepts, and therefore allows himself to be lead around by the nose. Sadly, he fails to chose a competent, knowledgeable attorney to hold the reins.

For example, instead of learning the law in a case, he chose to accept as true everything one attorney said even though that attorney was,unfortunately, wrong and unethical to boot. Actually, the attorney's comments amounted to testimony!

Then Deason signed a journal entry prepared by that attorney even though the JE failed to include all the issues
in the case and was so ambiguous it ended up back in court to litigate the terms of the JE !

Sometimes,Deason becomes angry at the attorneys but then takes it out on their client by issuing inequitable rulings.

As said above, he shouldn't be on the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK342
Be honest and expect good results.


Comment #: OK269
He is a former long-term prosecutor. He knows the law and applies it fairly and equally to all.