Hon. Anita L. Farris See Rating Details
Superior Court
Snohomish County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.2 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. Anita L. Farris



Comment #: WA1086
Rating:Not Rated
Emotional and egotistical. Doesn't listen to evidence if it is not in sync with her own views. Loves to issue orders designed to bring government to its knees without regard to whether she is actually making the problems worse. Terrible judicial temperament. Plays to the media.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA1075
She is one of the pillars of snohomish county entire justice system, knowledgeable about the law, with highest standards of integrity in her profession. It is shocking to read some of ratings above, it sounds very much as revenge ratings than the truth.


Comment #: WA783
Did not rule on facts at all. Yawned excessively during the trial. Very clear she is gender biased. NOT A FAIR TRIAL AT ALL! The DIS-honorable Anita Farris is a disgrace to the bench!


Comment #: WA771
She didn't show that was doing home work by reading materials, didn't pay much attention to facts and show her emotion during trial. Decision was made base on her subjective view without considering objective facts. I'm not understand how this kind of judges can make decision about people feature. Very sad.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA658
Judge Farris is the worst judge that I have ever encountered. She is ill-prepared, unprofessional, emotionally challenged and irrational. It's amazing to me that she still has a spot on the bench. Snohomish County would do well to find someone more qualified.


Comment #: WA560
Extremely unprofessional. She didn't read the complaint. Wasn't interested in hearing from the defendant. She threw childish temper tantrums. This judge is an embarrassment to the profession.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA550
In hearing and ruling on a motion for summary judgment, Judge Farris barely said a word, asked no questions, gave no indication that she had read the materials or knew the issues, and her ruling was simply "motion denied" with absolutely no discussion or explanation. While she has no obligation to explain, it would have been nice to leave the courtroom believing that she had read the materials and thought about her ruling.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA275
I had a civil motion heard by her last week. My only prior information I had was on KingTV5 in an expose. Somewhat apprehensive at going before her I was pleasantly surprised. She grasped the law and apply the facts to the law. Of course she ruled in my favor, but I appreciate the certainty of a judge who follows the law. If the law and facts are in your favor, go before her. If not, and you're local counsel, go to Judge Wynne, you'll probably prevail in front of him.


Comment #: WA196
She should be disrobed!! She doesn`t follow the laws and is a babystealer. I can`t even say anymore because the thought of her face and voice makes me absolutely SICK!!


Comment #: WA178
prosecutors recommendation was ignored. defense counsel recommendation ignored. reason for client misdemeanor plea was client unable to afford retrial after mulitple not guilty verdicts and two hung juries. prosecutor also has it on record that accuser was a bad victim and didn't want to retry. Farris tripled the recommendation and made the in court comment..."It's been a long time since I did criminal sentencing". Even the prosecutor was surprised. Judge Farris is a heartless bitch.


Comment #: WA82
How is it possible that a superior court judge could rule without regard to factual information? Judge Farris certainly has and shouldn't be allowed to have the privilege of the title "honorabl" before her name.
This "judge" has decided to rule in an illogical and heartless manner with regard to the Langley court case. Her judgement has absolutely NO REGARD FOR FOSTER CHILDREN and their well being. She is completely ignoring a court ruling in favor of the Langley family of Snohomish county regarding the outrageous defamation suit filed earlier this year by CPS. Judge Farris, what about the word "unfounded" do you not understand? Please use your position for good in this world and begin to judge fairly again.
Move away from damaging children's lives come into the light of helping them. Children deserve to be in a safe home and have the Washington State Law on their side.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA32
Judge Farris is very thoughtful and thorough, almost to a fault. She is well prepared and makes a genuine effort to make the right decision.