Hon. Donald L. Easter See Rating Details
Special Judge
Court
Oklahoma County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.3 - 7 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. Donald L. Easter


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK1463
Rating:1.1
Comments:
Woooo... Let me just say this! This judge is very prejudice when it comes to interracial couples (particularly white & black). I was the plaintiff and my ex who happened to be the defendant. I had sued him for the cost of damages done to my vehicle. This judge is very biased, inpatient, rude, & belligerent. He has a very smart mouth, and is quick to make decisions on cases without even reading full evidence first. I was just to tell him about my ex who sent me harassing text messages and caused people to say stuff about me negativity. He acted as if he didn't even care or mattered any. He only awarded me partial settlement for my lawsuit, after the fact the defendant had his ex girlfriend to lie for him. The judge had then said and looked up at me... Maybe I should give you zero? Cause he believed my ex boyfriends witness over me! And she wasn't even there! And you do know the 10 commandments one is thou shall not lie as wel as bare false witnesses against thy neighbor, but he considered me a liar when I had no witness and the defendant pretended he was mentally challenged and could not speak for himself so, he let his ex girlfriend talk for him. And the judge believed them somewhat, without any proof that he is mentally challenged and that his dad is his legal guardian.

Needless to say, I receive partial for what I sued for. But life goes on! Too bad, you can't pick your own judge!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK1377
Rating:2.1
Comments:
Appallingly bad. Rude and belligerent. Very prosecutor-friendly.

Litigant

Comment #: OK739
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Ditto the other comments. Not allowed to present complete evidence, decision made before evidence completed, decision not based on law but personal bias.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK655
Rating:1.6
Comments:
Judge Easter does not treat people with patience or respect --- he always seems grouchy bordering on hateful.

Easter is in too much of a hurry. You won't be allowed to present your entire case and this is a HUGE problem because he makes up his mind too quickly before hearing all the evidence. He's made a lot of wrong decisions this way!

Also, he doesn't understand that there can be more than one theory under which a party may be entitled to damages -- and that being unable to recover under one theory does NOT prevent recovery under the other legal theories.

He's a real disappointment.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK653
Rating:10.0
Comments:
One of the brightest guys I know. I am prejudiced, I used to work with him, but I remain impressed. Very focused on what is right.

Other

Comment #: OK627
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I was always told that if you go to court you would be allowed to present your evidence but not in Judge Easter's courtroom. I was also told that exparte conversations were illegal but not for Judge Easter. All the rules seem to be different for him.

Other

Comment #: OK626
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I was always told that if you go to court you would be allowed to present your evidence but not in Judge Easter's courtroom. I was also told that exparte conversations were illegal but not for Judge Easter. All the rules seem to be different for him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK557
Rating:10.0
Comments:
You can tell he has practiced law. Tries to make the right decision, curious about the law, bright.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK422
Rating:2.7
Comments:
Should know the statutes governing his cases and not make new law from the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK38
Rating:9.6
Comments:
New guy. Going to move up.