Hon. Steven N. Grovdahl See Rating Details
Superior Court
Spokane County
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* 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)

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* 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)

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* 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. Steven N. Grovdahl



Comment #: WA1328
Comm Grovdahl is an accessory to child abuse. The law/constitution supports domestic abusers. The system is obligated to and can change the law to protect the weakest and the innocent. Grovdahl is another white male in a position of power, numbly affecting the lives of our future through law, rather than equity.

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Comment #: WA1184
Well, it looks as if Grovdahl retired. Spokane families and the elderly will no longer be victims of this blacked-robed tyrant. I'm sure another of the same ilk will take his place, but at least he's heading off into the sunset.


Comment #: WA1119
Why would an honorable judge order the destruction of another judge's controversial rulings? They wouldn't. Not so for Commissioner Grovdahl. This guy is about as honorable as Courtney Love.


Comment #: WA805
Rating:Not Rated
He knowingly harms children with the custody decisions that he makes.


Comment #: WA804
Everything I have read and heard of this man shows his lack of concern for the children who come before him. Instead of protecting them, he allows, even orders, harmful situations to occur.


Comment #: WA802
Rating:Not Rated
Grovdahl stated his decision would inevitably cause trauma to the child. He said his decision was NOT in the child's best interest, he said she needed to know her "culture". Meaning because she was brown skinned she could not remain with the only family she knew for the entire 2.5 years of her life. Grovdahl is harming the children of Spokane.


Comment #: WA793
He makes decisions based on ridiculous politically biased beliefs. His decisions have damaged families, the elderly, and children. The Wa. Bar and the circle the wagons justice system in Spokane thinks he's a god, but the his public victims think otherwise.