Hon. Nancy Bradburn-Johnson See Rating Details
Superior Court
King County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.1 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 3 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 #: WA1360
She is very fair.


Comment #: WA1326
Always rude mean like she hates what shes doing always sides with corporate trustees and attorneys makes you provide information that trustee has no legal grounds to even ask for does not PROTECT the elderly. Embarassing you very bias if you dont have represantion. She never presents herself well like she just woke up doesnt seem to have good knowledge of trusts elderly laws and their rights make desisions without legal documents before her to make a proper moral ethical judgement to which could have a negative impact on the one being denied.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA1313
Does not seem to grasp the big picture, and God forbid you try to tell her anything. She knows best.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA1204
In serious argument over safety of child and prudence of decision, this Commissioner gave absolutely zero consideration of a multitude of evidence proving the error in her previous decision. Would not consider nor hear the argument for modification. Instead, tried her best to make litigant appear un-educated and not worthy of her cubicle. Bedside manner = zero. Perhaps stuck for too long in her basement kingdom?


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'.