Hon. D'Metria Benson See Rating Details
County Court
Dallas County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.2 - 4 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. D'Metria Benson


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: TX345
Judge Benson is the posterchild for nonpartisan elections (and competency tests for judicial officials). Her presence on the bench of Dallas County Court at Law No. 1 is the reason our firm _never_ files matters in county court anymore. We believe it is a tremendous disservice to our clients to risk a 20% chance of ending up before this moron. We have experienced her bias -- issues such as refusing to sign a default judgment because the defendant was a friend; shouting down attorneys in court; the list goes on and on. Never again!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: TX322
This is the worst judge that I have ever practiced with before. She is unfair, partial, poorly prepared, and shows almost no comprehension of basic points of law. She is a travesty of justice and a petty, rude moron.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: TX247
Unbelievably terrible. A disgrace to the bench.