Hon. Laura Gene Middaugh See Rating Details
Superior Court
King County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.2 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Laura Gene Middaugh



Comment #: WA551
Rating:Not Rated
Horrible Judge. Good for nothing.
As a judge one takes on a responsibility to justice. One should and must strike hard to get the truth out.
People in weaker positions or negative environment need help the judge should exercise her discretion, does she remember why she was given discretionary power?
Not one attorney has made positive statements about her 1 word description “DULL” few words as possible “Not the Brightest” “As she is” “Slow” “Lacking” “Unintelligent”
She is a person who does not deserve to be in that chair. She should retire she knows she is unfit – or wait can she judge

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA362
She is sharp, well-prepared, and reads all of the law at issue.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA191
In family law, she "gets it." No bias that I can detect. She takes a practical approach. Goes by common sense more than the law, but she actually has common sense, so it's OK.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA45
I have tried a jury case and have had several other matters before Judge Middaugh. She is well prepared, grasps issues quickly and gets to the point. I lost the jury case, but I thought Judge Middaugh was good on the evidence, pretrial matters, instructions, etc. On a later case, she granted summary judgment when other judges would have punted. I would have no reservations about having Judge Middaugh hear a future case.