Hon. Ray C. Elliott See Rating Details
District Judge
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Oklahoma County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 9 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. Ray C. Elliott


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Other

Comment #: OK1269
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Whoever writes that judge Elliot is a fair judge is nothing more than a racist himself. How is it that you can say he's fair AND YOUR WHITE !!! Your not the one being discriminated against and stripped of your civil rights. He knowingly let's prosecution get away with withholding evidence,deleting evidence,fabricating evidence and what ever else they have to do as a team to throw a minority in prison for the rest of there life...I wouldn't be writing this if I didn't know first hand. Judge Elliot thinks he is the LAW....and if your anything other than white your already CONVICTED !!!!!!! HE IS FRUIT FROM THE POISONESS TREE...What is taking you people so long to remove him from the bench? He's violated all 4 cannon rules on a continuing basis and it would take a real man with some ethics to pull his files and hold him accountable for his actions...

Other

Comment #: OK1254
Rating:1.0
Comments:
After sitting in this judge's courtroom, I have never been so displeased. I sat and watched this judge badger a young man into taking a plea deal. The young man was there for a jury trial, but when he showed up, his attorney and the prosecutors wanted to offer him a plea deal. The young man pleaded to both parties that he was innocent and did not want to take the deal. The judge then made his statement to the man that if he didn't make up his mind he would make it up for him, and they would go to trial and if found guilty, he would give him the maximum sentence. The maximum sentence was 25 years in prison. The man had 45 minutes to make a unclear decision. Frightened, he took the plea bargain. This bothered me, so I looked into this case, and I believe this young man was correct in saying that he was innocent.

Other

Comment #: OK1248
Rating:3.0
Comments:
The judge's decision to allow Jarrod Truss a two-day leave before serving a twenty-year sentence was simply reckless.

Prosecutor

Comment #: OK1151
Rating:8.4
Comments:
Runs a tight ship, and expects a lot from both sides.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK1116
Rating:10.0
Comments:
A great judge, He expects a great deal from lawyers but is fair. Very bright and likes to see good lawyering.

Other

Comment #: OK760
Rating:2.0
Comments:
The only reason I voted Elliott a "2" is due to the fact that he runs a tight ship, in terms of keeping things moving and attending to the details.

On the other hand, his bias in favor of the prosecutor and against defendants, their counsel and family/supporters is unbelievable!

I sat through 3 trials that he conducted. In each of them, he denied evidence that might have proved exculpatory for the defendants, quashed testimony favorable to defendants, and did everything short of kissing the prosecutor's hindparts. I saw two (count 'em, TWO!) instances in which he approved a defendant's objections or otherwise ruled in favor of a defendant, but he sat by silently while the prosecutors waltzed around the law.

Judicial bias is unforgivable. It undermines the basis of American jurisprudence, makes a mockery of the law, harms the entire fabric of society -- and sends innocent people to jail and punishes the guilty far in excess of a reasonable or fair sentence.

Oklahoma County would be far better served if the "Honorable" Ray C. Elliott retired or was removed from the bench.

Other

Comment #: OK749
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He is a judge but not the judge that oklahoma needs! he seems to be very biased and he does not care about the truth of the case he is more about the prosecution of the case!! facts are overlooked and he seems to think he is the law! we need to disbar him from practicing! he seems to be ok with convicting innocent black men with all white jury's! Yes I will stand on my word. I am a man

Other

Comment #: OK717
Rating:8.0
Comments:
this judge is not a racist,if he doesn't like a person, its because of their criminal activity, not their race, social or economic status

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK702
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Has discretion to suspend life sentence for guy who shoots robber in the act of committing an armed robbery and declines to exercise that discretion sentencing pharmacist to life. sounds real even handed. the wisdom of Solomon.

And yes i am a defense attorney that represents people that commit robberies (allegedly). if you commit a robbery you assume the risk that you will be shot.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK670
Rating:9.9
Comments:
Elliott is an even handed judge. People like the previous writer (OK607) clearly don't practice in front of Elliott. They are simply writing bad things because they didn't get their way in his courtroom. Come on guys, be honest. No wonder people don't trust lawyers!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK607
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Very biased judge who hates hispanics

Other

Comment #: OK554
Rating:2.0
Comments:
It is time to elected a fair-minded Judge. I know some secrets about his personal life that would curle your toes. He is an awful human being both on the bench and off.

Other

Comment #: OK551
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Prosecution biased! Ignores rules of law. Jury tampering.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK545
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
YOU KNOW THAT PEOPLE WHO SUBMIT THESE COMMENTS ARE SIMPLY DISGRUNTLED WHEN THEY PUT THE KIND OF COMMENTS THEY DO. ELLIOTT IS HARD WORKING, HONEST TO A FAULT, WELL VERSED IN THE LAW, AND ALWAYS ON TIME..TO A FAULT. ANYBODY WHO SAYS OTHERWISE EITHER DOESN'T APPEAR IN FRONT OF HIM, OR IS LYING, AND THEY KNOW IT.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK540
Rating:10.0
Comments:
absolutely great judge. knows the law and follows it, even when he doesn't like it. They don't get any better than Judge Elliott. any bad comments are from lawyers who couldn't intimidate him.

Other

Comment #: OK537
Rating:1.0
Comments:
very biased towards the prosecution.

Other

Comment #: OK479
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I have never seen such bias, after watching a trial his body language told me he had made up his mind as to the case before opening statements.

Other

Comment #: OK258
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Elliott performs his duties in an excellent fashion. Having been a district attorney, his ability to render correct decisions is amazing. He runs a no-nonsense courtroom, but is compassionate with defendants. He is a great asset to the legal profession and to the judicial community in Oklahoma. We are fortunate to have him as a district judge.