Hon. Roma M. McElwee See Rating Details
Special Judge
Court
Oklahoma County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.4 - 3 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Roma M. McElwee


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Other

Comment #: OK1358
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I had to go in front of this judge on an eviction, the trial went so quickly, she would not listen to anything I had to say, she would ask me a question but cut me off when I tried to give an answer, she would not look at any of my evidence and sided with the landlord and his attorney and put me out of my home when I did nothing wrong, and could actually PROVE it if she would have let me.

Litigant

Comment #: OK1263
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She was extremely rude to me, and would not listen to anything I had to say about the case.

She told me it was unreasonable to have expected the plaintiff to keep promise of not charging any fees during introductory period of a credit card offer; that I should have willingly paid hundreds and thousands of dollars more than I contractually agreed to.

Apparently credit card companies are allowed to charge whatever fees they wish, even though it violates the agreement, and the card holder is simply supposed to happily pay the fraudulent fees.

Roma M McElwee should not be a judge, and should never be referred to as "honor", because there is absolutely nothing honorable about her.

Litigant

Comment #: OK1171
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Went to trial with a fall down artist. Judge McElwee saw right through the person and did not award a dime. She seemed frustrated when the person tried to steer the testimony away from the core facts in an attempt to distort the truth, and always made sure to stop the rambling and get back to the question of what case law the plaintiff was referencing. After hearing all the horror stories about small claims court, Judge McElwee was a welcome change.

Other

Comment #: OK1072
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She behind by calling her dockets from that moment she was belittling to all in attendance going so far as to say " to those of you who don't understand what late means, it means the attorney is held up in another court and you will have to wait' she contains to belittle loudly all that came before her and told the court room she listens to this all day and did not want to here anything. To me she was the most unprofessional,disrespecting judge I have ever seen not only in my 3 times request to report for jury duty but also being involved in youth groups who have gone to witness the workings of a court room. We have never had the opportunity to see this. Judge in a courtroom atmosphere and if ever offered it would be denied immediately. She is a Judge and should be respected but that does not give her the right to belittle and district others .

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK632
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I noticed the comments below about Roma's bias because some of her family are mechanics, so I thought it relevant to mention that she will not take evidence on any matter relating to sports because (she says) she was a coach -- or her husband is a coach -- sorry I can't remember which. The issue was not about coaching, but she refused to hear any evidence that we wanted to present on the issue. She even refused to let us make an offer of proof.
It's a good thing we won that trial, or we'd have appealed.

It's awful that she is so closed minded. No coach knows all there is to know about sports and coaching, and while her family mechanics might be honest, there are way too many mechanics who aren't!

Other

Comment #: OK612
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Watched a small claims against an auto shop. The Judge refused to look at and documentation; she just wanted to hear. She mentioned several times how she wanted the cases to go quickly so everyone could go Christmas shopping. The mechanic kept car from March until October. He charged to remove spark plugs twice; wrote a receipt for repairs in January (car was brought in March and mechanic said so in court), etc. This judge dismissed case in favor of mechanic. Obvious bias. 3 attorneys had their cases transferred to another judge. Wonder why?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OK530
Rating:7.3
Comments:
A good no nonsense judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OK201
Rating:5.0
Comments:
Be aware that her dad and brother were/are mechanics. She appears to believe mechanics can do no wrong. If you must sue a mechanic before her, God help you.