Hon. Jaclanel McFarland See Rating Details
District Court
Harris County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.2 - 6 rating(s)
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. Jaclanel McFarland


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: TX491
Disgrace to the bench. The laziest most unprepared state judge bar none. Even tempered, always with a smile. Always wrong about the law and too ignorant to know it.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: TX323
This judge is often wrong but never uncertain that she is right. She knows a lot, but everything she knows is wrong. Also, overreaches her authority and fails to read the law; cares nothing about the law.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: TX317
This judge is incompetent, sleeps during trials, and makes judgments before listening to the case. She never reads motions, and always rules in favor of plaintiffs.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: TX45
This judge is a great judge! She lets both sides try their case in court. She is efficient with pretrial matters. She has a great temperament and is not full of herself like some judges.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: TX6
This judge is completely biased towards the plaintffs -- and admits it. A defendant's first motion should be a motion to recuse. Do not try a case with this judge.