Hon. Mark J. Hillman See Rating Details
Superior Court
King County
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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. Mark J. Hillman



Comment #: WA1205
Rating:Not Rated
I went to court to support a friend and was shocked by how this judge just seemed to gloss over the information, otherwise he would have ruled it a clear case of contempt. Instead, he said he was on the fence about it and after well over a year of the husband disobeying the parenting plan, he has been given months to prove that he can comply, which he still isn't doing. It's the children who are suffering in this situation.


Comment #: WA905
I won in his court. He did not catch anything that my ex stated. Although he ruled in my favor -- he is certainly a jerk and perhaps is truly biased towards men. Haha


Comment #: WA821
This is the worst commissioner in all of Washington. I have been stuck with him two times, and both times I stood no chance right from the beginning. I am a women and I saw him judge against women over and over again before I went up. I saw him arrest a women for a simple bench warrant, saw him give custody to a man who had a severe history of abuse on his ex wife, and I have seen him being rude to multiple female attorneys. If you are female, you stand no chance.


Comment #: WA778
He gave a male who was behind $10,000 in child support a $3,000 temporary reduction over 6 months because he took a lower paying job. The law is clear on what is to happen when someone is underemployed and seeking to get child support reduced. Hillman's job is to follow the law not make exceptions for dead beat dads.


Comment #: WA758
Yes. Commissioner Mark Hillman has and continues perpetrating grave injustices towards the women (and kids) in his courtroom. He's doing tremendous damage and so far has been unchecked by any upper authorities. He needs to be removed from the bench ASAP! I heartily agree with the previous lawyer's comments. Somebody needs to help us reverse all the illogical orders Hillman is enacting. He's ruining people's lives by letting the perpetrators go unpunished (not held accountable for their bad actions at all)!


Comment #: WA757
I and other women (and children who're affected by his extremely poor judgments)have been biased against due to our gender. I have been (unfortunately) in his Kent Family Law courtroom 4 times now and seen how the women (and kids) are victimized further (are penalized more) while the male perpetrators (domestic violence abusers, driving under the influence of alcohol w/kids in their cars, escapees of paying child support or maintenance due to their wives, etc.) are just about totally let off of the charges brought against them. He's dismissed my visual and professional evidences (professional doctors and police reports included)as well as the last CASA findings ordering my abusive husband to attend the domestic violence perpetrator's program.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA711
This guy needs to be fired. He is rude, aggressive and extremely unfair. He miss uses his position. Get him out!!!!