Hon. Barbara Hatfield See Rating Details
Special Judge
Canadian 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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Comment #: OK1791
If you are a victim, strike one. If you have no money to prove that, strikes two, three and four. If you are a man, strike five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten. If you have her has a judge, strikes 11-100. Very biased, makes most decisions behind closed doors where parties are not allowed to be in, refuses to look at or listen to evidence, blames domestic violence victims, refuses to listen to facts. Lots of questionable things going on. Bottome line, she decides what she things is best despite OVERWHELMING evidence, even when the DAs office presents evidence contrary. Shameful.


Comment #: OK1773
0 would be a better rating. I have been in court with my ex since 2006 because of this judge. She is awful and is there to shovel money into the system. She ordered mediation over and over again when there is nothing to mediate. I have not negotiated anything because it is contempt on my ex for judgment's my ex owes me yet I'm supposed to negotiate a price with him? why? she is insane. she will put an innocent person through court for years if you keep paying a lawyer. I am transferring out of this hell hole of a courtroom and no justice system. I will file to get her off the bench with her outright blatant disregard for the law.


Comment #: OK1762
Very Bad Judge, does not appear competent.
Very Bias towards men, for example she enforced alimony on me when I have been married barely 5 years, most of which wasn't even in this state; of which Alimony is over 20% of my income. Given no credit for things like medical, having to pay all the medical bills for kids, despite Oklahoma Law.
She has allowed my ex wife to work part time and gave her custody. Also, she awarded my ex the house we lived in amongst other things, but the house is in foreclosure and in only my name; so I am getting ruined while she has free rent for many years.
She will prolong your case, if you keep paying into the system (an attorney).
She is more of a criminal, then a judge!!!


Comment #: OK1759
Rating:Not Rated
This Judge Hatfield didn’t consider all of the documented illegal criminal activity that I found out that my ex husband was involved in. I had contracts, licenses, lease agreements, medical marijuana cerfificates, infidelity documentation. All of this was downplayed, I do agree that she is biased towards men, and the court ordered mediation more than once was waste of our time and money. Yes, DHS findings were thrown out the window, and outlandish temporary custody’s orders were forced upon me. Attorneys are afraid of pushing back, and that trickles down to me the client that you could loses everything if I want to push back, so your fears are prayed upon.
She is irresponsible and my child has been a sacrificial lamb.


Comment #: OK1756
There should be negative numbers available. Does not follow nor enforce the law. Does not allow due process; just holds meetings in chambers without the parties, sends people to mediation, and never allows presentation of evidence. Ignores the docket and the presedence of motions. I fully disagree with the other comment on prejudice against fathers. In my experience, it is the polar opposite. COMPLETE bias FOR the father, regardless of how many laws, orders, or agreements they break. She will make the parties waste obscene sums of money on attorneys, mediators, GALs, and court costs from her refusals to just do her job. Cases that should be done in a few months will take years and years and years. All around, just the worst judge I could possibly imagine.


Comment #: OK1554
Fathers that want equal time and rights BEWARE! Our paternity case was over two years when others with same lawyers different judges were completed in 6-12 months.

She uses "I think" & "I feel" to make her rulings - no law necessary.


Comment #: OK1541
She is rude and the most biased judge towards men that I have ever seen. She does not follow the law and plays by her own rules. She supposedly wants speedy resolution to civil cases yet orders families to reappear over and over for years. In our situation, she reopened the case on her own. It has drug on for almost 4 years. In our case, the mother is physically and emotionally abusive and married a 2 time convicted rapist so the mother can't have custody yet she has made the father force the child (14 years old)to visit the mother and the father to foot the bill for it. She is an idiot and should be removed from the bench.