Hon. Daman H. Cantrell See Rating Details
District Judge
Tulsa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.4 - 6 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. Daman H. Cantrell


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK1733
Very, very slow to rule. Usually requires more than 1 round of briefing on issues, especially if he takes a matter "under advisement." Relies too much on law clerks, who are often law students or unlicensed law school graduates, to write opinions. Have had motions pending for more than 1 year before getting a decision, as well as two and three rounds of briefing on the same issue without a decision.

He is respectful to all parties, but appears to be in over his head as a member of the judiciary.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK1423
Affable demeanor and willing to listen to arguments. Will work with the parties to accommodate scheduling. Bad habit of repeatedly rescheduling. Enjoys promoting law student attendance at hearings at local law school or to have them in the courtroom. Overall a good judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK1246
One of the gems of the Tulsa judiciary.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK591
I think he is decent, tries hard and is even handed. He still seems a bit challengeed by some complex issues. He is extremely civil to lawyers and their clients.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK427
Likeable enough but seems in over his head as a District Court Judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK58
Bright and thorough. Judge Cantrell works hard and is even-handed. He is respectful to lawyers and their clients. He is willing to learn new things and will not grant a summary judgment if there are facts in dispute.