Hon. Bonnie Canada-Thurston See Rating Details
Superior Court
King 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. Bonnie Canada-Thurston



Comment #: WA845
She has proven to be a terrible representation of our legal system. She is not thorough, does not actually do the pre-reading and makes snap decisions ignoring the facts.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA827
Rating:Not Rated
my wife lied in a hearing, saying my son had pnuemonia and I wouldn't take him to the doctor. I brought medical records showing that my son had pnuemonia 2 months after I was restrained from taking care of him and when he was with his mom. Commissioner ranted and raged all around the facts and ruled that my wife didn't lie. a big joke, criminal abduction of children from their parents by unconstitutional use of bogus protection/restraint orders.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA779
She is awful. She does not read the documentation and hands out decisions without any basis for making them. In my divorce case, she allowed unsupervised visits during the dissolution. When it went to trial the judge ordered psych evaluation and he was determined to have major problems-now he can only have supervised visits. She made the wrong call and my children could have been hurt.


Comment #: WA759
Me and my two sons have a protection order against the boys biological father whom the boys have not seen in five years. The protection order is very detailed, where I state he held a butcher knife to my face, locked me in a closet, got punched in the face etc. for over a year. Every year I renew my protection order. This year 5/19/14 while in court to renew Jonathan Whitehead, the father served me with a parenting plan proposal, he lied stating there are no conflicts or protection order. I responded appropriately and even wrote the protection order case # in my response and waited for a court date. I was never served any notice of hearings and commissioner Bonnie Canada-Thurston decided to grant him his parenting plan with out me there to defend myself. She granted a convicted felon 2 weeks vacation, every other weekend, and even sole decision making on religion, education, and non emergency health care. He was ordered to complete dv treatment and parenting classes at protection hearing. He never completed the courses. I had to file a motion to vacate order and must wait 14 days to properly serve Jonathan Whitehead. I have notified the shoreline police of this commissioners negligence because Jon has already called my husband stating to give him the children this Friday. This is incredibly stressful to me. Bonnie Canada-Thurston from King County Superior court is a threat to society and should be exposed. Case number 14-3-03191-6 SEA for parenting plan case # 11-2-38240-1 SEA for protection order. Thank you, Rose Panganiban 206 683 2256