Hon. R. Stephen Barrett See Rating Details
Common Pleas
Montgomery County
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Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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. R. Stephen Barrett


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: PA138
This Judge needs to do his homework more. He needs to look at a case from beginning to end and not make important decisions based on that day's events. He has no concern for the family and does not have the best interest of a child. He needs to speak to the child!!! He refuses to do that. He needs to understand why a PFA is in place protecting a child in the first place. He needs to listen to the therapist and child advocate. Judge Barrett does none of these things. Very disappointed.


Comment #: PA137
This Judge is all about rushing families to settle without any care about the children's wellbeing. He does not listen and is rude and tries to scare people by yelling. He grants Emergency Petitions dragging families into court without reading what the Petition is about! The petition could state that the husband wants a stuffed animal and Judge Barrett grants it! Than, after already paying attorney's fees for 2 hrs., Judge will say go outside and work this out among yourselves! Really?


Comment #: PA38
I sat in on a trial in his courtroom. Judge Barrett is very rude. He does not seem to listen to many different peoples' cases. I am fortunate not to have to deal with him, but I felt bad for the people who did.