Hon. Richard Van Dyck See Rating Details
District Judge
Grady County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.8 - 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. Richard Van Dyck


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK1477
I was very impressed with Judge Van Dyck. He grasped the complex issues in the case, was fair throughout the proceeding, and correctly applied the law to the facts. He also exhibited an appropriate courtroom demeanor and treated the parties and counsel with respect.


Comment #: OK1381
Rating:Not Rated
Not only is this Judge unfair, he has not regard for justice. What he cares about flexing his power and giving a high prison sentence. During a sentencing trial, he was inattentive to the defendant's attorney and just kept scratching his head, sipping his coffee, clearly bored to be in the courtroom. He had made up his mind long before any evidence had be presented and ruin his power to ruin more lives instead of help bring justice. It's a shame that someone like this can be a judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK272
Talk about being hometowned, without any explanation of why he chose to ignore the law. Prepare your record for appeal, because you will need it.