Hon. Evan E. Sperline See Rating Details
Superior Court
Grant County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.2 - 6 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Evan E. Sperline


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA680
Judge Sperline is erudite, fair, patient, and even-tempered. He is the longest-serving judge in the State of Washington, and an asset to the justice system. He knows a lot about the law and is willing to share his knowledge from the bench when appropriate. A+!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA601
Judge Sperline is a man for all seasons, and exactly the type of person every attorney hopes to be in front of when presenting legal authority, or when advocating on behalf of a client. His decisions may not always be one hundred per cent sound, but he will always have a fairly solid and rational basis for every decision. He is courteous to everyone in the courtroom, and patient and even-handed. He also is one of the few judges who takes the time to explain the history and underpinnings of the law surrounding the issue at hand, and goes through the steps of how he arrives at his decisions.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA451
Judge Sperline is a very competent judge placed in a crooked county. He covers up his colleagues' mistakes to a level of insanity. When you look deep into the issues at hand, you may see that Judge Sperline is less than just. I find it interesting that when I was in front of Commissioner Chlarson, she called Judge Sperline's orders "ridiculous". Later when I stood in front of Judge Sperline on the same matter, he called his own orders "ridiculous". HUH!...Aren't Judges supposed to look at revisions without prejudice and not as a good-ole-boys-club to back up the Commissioner? Their choice of words were exactly the same! The saddest thing I ever saw in Sperline's courtroom was the fact that he did not enforce his own order, thereby giving a green light to the opposing party to continue their sick lifelong damaging behavior and letting one of Grant County's favorite attorneys (Barbara Black) continue to throw her weight around in the courtroom...again!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA217
Top ten judge! Fair to defendants with the exception of bail

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA150
Grant County is most fortunate to have Evan. I know some don't like him but he is smart; has a nice sense of humor and it is a real joy to try a case in his courtroom. Damn good judge

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA65
I've been practicing and trying cases for 39 years. Judge Sperlin, before whom I've tried two cases, is one of the twelve best judges I've been privileged to appear before. Bright, light handed, very, very knowledgeable. An outstanding jurist.