Hon. Leila Mills See Rating Details
Superior Court
Kitsap County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.3 - 11 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 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. Leila Mills



Comment #: WA782
Mills sentencing in the Jamie Lee Chaffin case was pitiful, and only overshadowed by the prosecutor who, unable to prosecute Chaffin's boyfriend (who DID possess the gun Chaffin's child took to school) for anything, chose to go after Chaffin as the only scapegoat available - Chaffin.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA738
This judge ordered a 14 year old black suspect in a brutal racial hate attack be set free, because police washed his clothes after he was arrested. The suspect had been positively identified by the victim. This is unjust and endangers the public further. This judge is an awful menace to the public.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA105
Cuts right to the issue without wasting a lot of time.


Comment #: WA104
This judge was hearing divorce cases in 2008 while going through a divorce herself. Too bad no one ran against her in the election, they could have easily won, since right during the election period she was going through the divorce. Worst judge ever. Totally ignores civil rules if you are pro se.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA102
Judge Mills has an interesting bent on Civil procedure. She seems to need to be right no matter what, even if it's staring her in the face in black and white, show that she is wrong.


Comment #: WA101
A dynamo on the bench. Totally tuned in to the law and the facts. Scary if you're in the wrong!


Comment #: WA94
She completely ignored Civil Rules 5, 6, 11, and 60 and granted an order in violation of my Constitutional right to due process. I wasn't served correctly, or in time, but she let the motion go through anyway. I'm currently in the process of motioning for reconsideration, sighting a published appellate court ruling in support of what I said. If she denies my motion I will have no choice but to appeal to the appellate court while at the same time filing a Federal lawsuit against her for violation my civil rights. This seems to be par for the course in Kitsap County.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA28
I am not a Kitsap County Attorney and usually expect some difficulty when I travel to other counties. (I have not had the best experiences at times.) I was very impressed with Judge Mills. She was evenhanded, she was fair and very thoughtful in a very difficult decision. I was so impressed with the way she listened to both clients and figured out the situation in an insightful way. I can only say that Kitsap County is well served by her.