Hon. Melinda Johnson-Taylor See Rating Details
Superior Court
King County
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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. Melinda Johnson-Taylor



Comment #: WA786
The first reviewer nailed my experience exactly. She let my ex-wife's attorney repeat lies that were in her declaration after I had submitted evidence to disprove them. I was left wondering if she even read the declarations or looked at the evidence. She seemed to make the decision solely on whose lawyer talked faster..I am devastated and my young son's future is in jeopardy after she allowed a mentally ill woman to retain custody, because she had a slicker lawyer.


Comment #: WA768
She made a terrible decision based on a nothing but her own mental biases.

Did she have my daughter’s best interest in mind when she separated my child from her loving father who raised her? Of course not. Did she have a shred of evidence against me? No.

Did she have evidence that my daughter’s mother was a horrible mother and a liar? Yes, as evidenced by a government report. Nay, despite ALL actual evidence to the contrary, she “adjudicated” the legalized kidnapping of my daughter.

What explains her purposeful and unjust destruction of a family? What I witnessed is that she relied not on evidence or analysis but on the gamesmanship of the lawyers playing out in front of her. She allowed lawyers to lie in the face of evidence.
The damage she has caused will last for generations.
I've lost trust in the court system.