Hon. Nancy Bradburn-Johnson See Rating Details
Superior Court
King County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.1 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Nancy Bradburn-Johnson



Comment #: WA972
She is absolutely the most degrading and offensive person I have ever met. Her sole purpose is to make sure you are degraded and embarrassed. Not to mention, she doesn't actually know the law, she just likes to nit-pick and reject things on her whims.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA908
I agree - she is cranky and downright mean sometimes. Seems to take pleasure in embarrassing attorneys (especially new attorneys). She is thorough, which would be a good thing except that sometimes she digs deep enough to find issues that...aren't. As though she's trying to find SOME way to rule against you because she doesn't like your shirt that day or something. Kind of odd. I generally try to avoid her, but I'm not going to say she's "awful" or "incompetent."


Comment #: WA849
Rating:Not Rated
In complete agreement with other comment about issues with her temper and sharp comments designed to put you down. She consistently challenges litigants on issues that aren't before her.

The sad part is her challenges are pathetic because she doesn't keep up with case law and struggles with trying to recall the basics. Clearly, she feels left out of the action glued to the bench in her tiny room where she can't preside over trials.

Avoid her if you can. If you can't, good luck.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA831
Crabbiest commissioner or judge I've ever appeared before (think parochial school nun). Don't stand in the wrong spot. Don't talk, even in a whisper, when you are waiting for your turn. Don't ever interrupt her and immediately stop speaking when she interrupts you. Comes across as a real control freak.

She seems to try to engage in the matter in front of her, but gets stuck with irrelevant material. Asks for the law on issues that are not material to the disposition of the case and then won't let go. Seems as if she's trying to make people look or feel stupid.

She is on time though and seems willing to be flexible with scheduling, if it accomodates her schedule - not the attorneys'.