Hon. D'Metria Benson See Rating Details
County Court
Dallas County
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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 #: TX620
Her rulings are capricious and unpredictable, she doesn't prepare for hearings, she doesn't listen to counsel at oral argument, she ignores motions and filings, and is in a feud with the 5th Court of appeals. Literally, the worst judge I have ever seen.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: TX594
There are absolutely no words to describe this judge other than "idiot". She does not know the law even after 7 years on the bench and 151 mandamuses and appeals.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: TX571
She is neither pro-defendant or pro-plaintiff. She is focused upon the parties and counsel she 'likes' or with whom she empathizes ... FOR WHAT EVER REASON.

D'Metria Benson has been christened the worst judge in Dallas County for good reason.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: TX453
D'Metria Benson is always biased towards attorneys whom she perceives as 'friends.' Typically those are firm and attorneys who have contributed to her campaign. Some attorneys have developed a cottage industry of cases before D'Metria because they are perceived favorably by her.

She does not understand the law and I don't think she quite grasps the facts. D'METRIA'S MENTAL CAPACITY IS EXTREMELY LIMITED. Her work ethic is weak. And like all dim and lazy people she compensates in ways that are not consistent with the law. THIS WOMAN HAS NO BUSINESS BEING A JUDGE.

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.