Hon. Michael G. McCarthy See Rating Details
Superior Court
Yakima County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.5 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Michael G. McCarthy



Comment #: WA781
He is arrogant and belittling to those not his favorites and rules based on his prejudices and not the law or the facts. It is solely his opinion of what should be.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA503
I agree with the prosecutor. He can be belittling not only to the litigants but to the attorneys as well. Shows favoritism towards male attorneys. Not sure he ever had a client in his entire legal career, which renders him ignorant in awarding attorney fees for parties who are well deserving. Lacks legal knowledge of basic community property law principles in the state of Washington.


Comment #: WA131
Can be rude and belittling to all involved. Likes to share his opinions about the merits of cases at times when his opinion doesn't matter (i.e. not the trial or sentencing judge) and does so in open court.