Hon. Jacalyn D. Brudvik See Rating Details
Commissioner
Superior Court
Snohomish County
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Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 10 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. Jacalyn D. Brudvik


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Litigant

Comment #: WA679
Rating:1.0
Comments:
How do you remove a judge? She is nasty and prejudiced. She doesn't follow the law or the facts. SnoCo has a problem here.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA638
Rating:1.3
Comments:
This week the Court of Appeals cited a case where Judge Brudvik was reversed. The Court of Appeals cited the Brudvik case no less then four times. An intellectual she is not. The case was an embarrassment to all of Snohomish County. Judge Brudvik is an embarrassment to all of Snohomish County.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA630
Rating:1.3
Comments:
Another day, another poor decision from her. Nothing new here.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA614
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Went before Commissioner Brudvik and Commissioner Gaer. Over a beer debated which Commissioner was worse. While enjoying a couple of cold ones I ran into a colleague. He had a good point: I would have had a third strike if I had also been before Commissioner Waggoner today. This site is a great way for attorneys like me to "judge the judges."

Other

Comment #: WA535
Rating:1.0
Comments:
AMEN NEVER SAW SOMEONE SO ONE SIDED MAYBE SHE AND ATTORNEYS MEET AT NIGHT???OH I SAT IN HER COURTROOM SHE IS NASTY

Other

Comment #: WA534
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I can not give any stars. I had read the reviews being scandanavian was hoping. I was in uttershock how one way she is. She really does not support the human race.
All the positive things she had done in newspapaer articles...one said it was her nephew who killed a relative ...maybe the attitude runs in the family.

Litigant

Comment #: WA530
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The other ratings reflect my experience with this Commissioner. Too bad we cannot vote her out . . . she's like a leach the way she hangs onto her job.

Litigant

Comment #: WA529
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Brudvik is an angry, explosive individual who does not prepare or review, refuses to listen, and is definitely going to rule against abuse victims in favor of their abusers. Her anger management issues are at a mental-health-concern level and she openly scorns anyone who can't afford an attorney to bring a motion. She is capricious and vindictive and should be in treatment rather than on the bench.

Litigant

Comment #: WA516
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Thank you Craigslist for telling me about rating this judge. She and Judge Weiss deprived me of visitation with my children for many months while I was waiting for my trial date. You could have doused a forest fire with the tears shed by my wife and me, all because they didn't listen to us. Thank God for trial judge Farris. All is okay now.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA510
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This person makes the entire Snohomish County Superior Court look unprofessional. She should be removed, as she does not represent the people of this county, but her own agenda of bias.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA508
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Went through the hearing and all I could think was R-E-V-I-S-I-O-N. Pro se litigants don't realize they can seek revision, so she serves the purposes of the Judges in screening out the caseload. It was a wasted trip up from Seattle.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA505
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I had a hearing recently before Comm. Brudvik. Prior to the hearing I read the reviews and ratings here. Surprisingly, her only rating above a 2 was for punctuality. Seriously? A court commissioner has set hours, how can she not be punctual. Court Commissioners are the grunts of the legal system. They have no future as attorneys, or they have failed at being successful attorneys. They work 9-4 every day. Signing lots of orders, occasionally reviewing all the supporting documents, but mainly being the grunt of the legal system. Some people are Captains of a Dreamliner, and some people clean the toilets of the Dreamliner. Comm. Brudvik cleans the toilets of the legal system.

Having read the reviews, there is only one thing that impressed me after my hearing before Comm. Brudvik: the reviews were accurate. The public and other attorneys have Comm. Brudvik pegged. She is one of the grunts of the legal system. She certainly has no aspirations of ever being anything more than a grunt. Certainly she will never be mistaken as one of the courthouse intellectuals. She may be mistaken as a member of the janitorial crew. My apologies to the janitors if insult is taken for being compared to her.

Litigant

Comment #: WA495
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I haven't been too impressed with the judges in Snohomish County since my case was brought here. Jacalyn D. Brudvik lacks the preparation and intellectual ability to understand even the most basic of motions. Two thumbs down for Jacalyn Brudvik.

Litigant

Comment #: WA490
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Total cipher.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA479
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The only thing going for her is her Norwegian ancestory. But, do we need to hear her go on and on about being Norwegian and going to Norway? She is a typical bleach blonde. How she got on the bench is beside me. About the only person she may be qualified to replace is Judge Fisher.

Other

Comment #: WA390
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judgement made without fully considering the evidence presented. Not willing to hear clarification from the lawyer. She is incapable of "OBJECTIVITY". Ranted about "Lincoln County" mentioned in the couples divorce decree. Ranted about an innocent child's actions in open court without accepting the clear determination of innocence by CPS, WA state.
I am 62 years old, first time counting on the "system" to protect the innocent. I am so disappointed that our system allows such a blatant incompetent commissioner to sit on the bench!!!

Other

Comment #: WA243
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
ABSOLUTELY DRIVEN TO ABUSE VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE IN HER COURT-FAILS TO ADDRESS ANY LAW OR EVIDENSE IN FAVOR OF HER POLITICAL AGENDA

Litigant

Comment #: WA195
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The comments I read on this site about her are absolutely true. She was rude to everyone there except a couple of attorneys. I felt sorry for the poor people who simply asked a question (if you were lucky enought to get a couple of words out before she put you down) and she jumped down there throats with her rude sarcasm and mean spirited attitude. Out of 15 cases I watched she didnt make decisions she just pasted it off to another day. Why is this women able to treat people this way? She must be a miserable person inside. This experience has made me NOT belive in our system.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA185
Rating:1.6
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Brusque to the point of rudeness. I have observed that she appears to resent those who appear before her, especially if they are the moving party, and she tends to lash out arbitrarily against litigants and attorneys, including casting blame on litigants and attorneys for violating petty, unwritten procedural policies while giving a pass to violations of actual rules by the other side. Sometimes appears to attack the party bringing a motion, even where that party has been wronged. Lacks judicial temperament. As a result of these issues, Commissioner Brudvik fails to promote confidence in the fairness of the judiciary, especially in her courtroom.

Litigant

Comment #: WA172
Rating:1.0
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Dishonest, biased, destroys families. Pro Se litigants don't stand a chance.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA164
Rating:1.0
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She is very impatient, rude, explodes with emotions, interrupts, doesn't want to hear the facts/look at a supplemental evidence related to the case unless it was filed before the court date. Strongly recommends to hire an attorney;shows no respect to pro se
clients.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA142
Rating:3.0
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A quick review of her history indicates that the Court of Appeals and Supreme Court have never upheld one of her decisions. Hmmmm ......