Hon. James B. Croy See Rating Details
Special Judge
Oklahoma County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.4 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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)

What others have said about Hon. James B. Croy



Comment #: OK1659
This guy has no sense of reality. He tries to write supreme court length opinions on traffic tickets and has absolutely zero sense of reality. He's especially bad about misapplying legal concepts such as contract law to anything other than his own small view of the world and will leave everyone wanting to die just so they don't have to listen to his endless nonsensical rabble from behind the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK1429
I'm baffled by the previous negative reviews of Judge Croy. I've observed his court several times and had two cases before him. On all occasions he was polite , fair, and was quick to suss out a liar. He didn't rush testimony, allowed everyone to speak and present evidence, and stuck to "just the facts."


Comment #: OK1219
This judge did not allow any input from the defendant. He refused to hear the defendant's side of the situation. I was there as a witness. This was a mockery of the judicial system. How sad. I believed that our system was fair, until today. Embarrassing!


Comment #: OK1218
I thought that a judge was supposed to be fair and hear both sides of a case. It was my first time in court, and it was very disappointing to discover that a judge can decide a case without allowing the facts to be presented, or even be asked for reasons to support his decision.


Comment #: OK1059
Agree with OK656. He doesn't care to take into consideration the law when making a decision. His outragous decision shocked the attorneys on both sides of the case. If judges have this much power to completely overide the law in their decisions, this country is already doomed. I have lost all faith in our legal system, and see no point in bringing any other issues to the court system, which has become just another bad joke.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK1035
A good, hard-working judge who reads the briefs and listens to testimony and argument.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK656
Judge Croy is one of the laziest judges in Okla county. He doesn't know or care to know the law.

Because he does small claims cases, it's too friggin' expensive to appeal --- and he knows it -- so he abuses his power.

If Croy and Dan Owens weren't buddies, Croy wouldn't be on the bench. They are two of a kind --- immature abusers of power.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK474
He reads and understands the briefs. He is not afraid to make the tough calls although it may take several hearings to do so. He will on occasion rule against a party who filed a motion for summary judgment even in the absence of response if the facts indicate that the Defendant is entitled to judgment. You better get your facts in the frist time.