Hon. Jim Pratt See Rating Details
Associate District Judge
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McIntosh County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.4 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 4 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. Jim Pratt


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK1230
Rating:9.9
Comments:
Trying a case before this judge is a great experience. he is such a breath of fresh air. He is thoroughly prepared for his hearings, and has read all of the relevant pleadings.

Other

Comment #: OK1058
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Been in the courtroom audience multiple times while Judge Pratt has been on the bench and have always been impressed with his work ethic, knowledgeability, and fairness. Hope we have him around for a long time to come.

Other

Comment #: OK882
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Excellent -- and fair-minded.

Other

Comment #: OK881
Rating:10.0
Comments:
What a great judge! Fair, honest, and just. Glad we have judges like him around when so many are incompetent. Makes everything clear to everyone. Those who leave negative reviews are likely on the losing end of a decision, but rest assured the decision will have been correct. This guy is good.

Other

Comment #: OK736
Rating:1.0
Comments:
More of a customer service issue pertaining to his court staff they were absolutely terrible, rude, and unfair...and he defended them completely without even hearing what the issue was. Get all the facts, then chose a side. Should be second nature for a judge, don't you think. All in all, I have to say dealing with this courthouse was extremely shady and one sided. The entire place should be investigated.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK641
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I have practiced in front of this judge for his entire four years on the bench. He has ruled against my clients and for my clients, but not a whiff of bias. His rulings are thoughtful, scholarly, and well explained.
I fully agree with other posters, be sure your prepared and know your case when you come into the courtroom, because he will! Be on time!
His first concern is for the litigants appearing before him, but is very accommodating to counsel's special needs (like health issues).
He gets the out-of-town private counsel matters handled first on his dockets to get us back out to the rest of our practice to make money instead.
Simply put...I wish that I too, could have all my cases assigned to Judge Pratt in McIntosh County, rather than pulling out whats left of my hair dealing with the Judges Bartheld and Bland here in Pittsburg County.
Lord help us down here. I wish all judges were like Judge Pratt!!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK639
Rating:10.0
Comments:
After so many years of really bad judges in McIntosh County, the citizens finally received a savior! This judge is simply the best...outstanding scholar, workaholic, and Solomon-like in fairness and wisdom.

I only wish I could have ALL my cases assigned to him. The practice of law would be much more gratifying.

Litigant

Comment #: OK636
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Excellent, fair minded -- and 'by the book' judge.

Fair decision -- understood and accepted by all parties.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK566
Rating:9.9
Comments:
This guy works his tail off! He handles 96% of the cases filed in McIntosh County. Well versed in all areas of the law. Never been reversed. Will stay until the wee hours if necessary. Handles multiple dockets per week. Always prepared and ready for each hearing. Wish we could say that about our Pittsburg County District and Assoc. District judges!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK449
Rating:9.9
Comments:
Wow, thank goodness! What a change from what we've had here before! Hope he keeps up the good work. He's fair, and seems to be wholly dedicated to his job.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK440
Rating:6.8
Comments:
Only been before this judge one time, but I was not impressed.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK178
Rating:9.7
Comments:
Judge Pratt is a credit to the profession and the bench and a true breath of fresh air for McIntosh County.