Hon. Monica Benton See Rating Details
Superior Court
King County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.8 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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. Monica Benton



Comment #: WA1275
She is not interested in the facts of the case - refused to bring in an interpreter even though the witness clearly did not understand English. She is extremely condescending and is openly hostile to white litigants.


Comment #: WA1272
This judge completing ignore facts and false allegations by plaintiffs. She appears to only want the case in front of her ended as quickly as possible regardless of facts.


Comment #: WA1174
Does not know the law. Overturned on appeals after butchering a financial tracing case. Swayed easily and once she makes up her mind I wouldn't bother even showing up, she doesn't. Ill temperament, bitter, rude and dysfunctional...dont be shy to affidavit.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA667
It is a testament to the vagaries of fate that Judge Benton ever got to be a judge. I suppose she is good at some things, but being a judge isn't one of them.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA449
Be prepared for inappropriate comments, lack of preparation/ organization and a general inability to comphrehend basic fundamentals of commercial law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA316
If you are bringing a motion before this judge... be prepared for: her delusions of grandeur; general dysfunction in the courtroom; lengthy waiting periods for rulings on motions; and her ill-prepared manner.