Hon. Suzanne Parisien 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. Suzanne Parisien



Comment #: WA1219
The prior comment is completely true. She sat through a 5 day family law trial paying almost no attention except to occasionally express random, explosive outbursts and rule on objections while doing work on her computer. She let the lawyers ramble on endlessly up until her break times, then gave then harsh warnings to finish.

She has little family law experience, pays no attention to the proceedings, and all made obvious when she issued her lazy, thoughtless, and admittedly incompetent ruling 30 days after her promised 10 day deadline after being prodded.

IT GETS MUCH WORSE. Her trial ruling had no findings. She just adopted one of the lawyers spreadsheets and made a few changes just to show some effort. Her ruling was 55/45 in my favor even though I just wanted a 50/50. I was very happy but also worried. It was not a mistake. An appeal was filed. She allowed the appeal, reversing her own ruling giving me 45 and my ex 55, due to her own legal errors and "substantial injustice". She completely reversed her own ruling.

In sum, this idiot judge ruled her own first ruling was a substantial injustice. She did not rule it was a mistake. It was not a matter of reversing wife with husband. Judge Sue Parisien rules against herself for substantial injustice caused by her rulings. It doesnt get more incompetent than that.


Comment #: WA1132
Ignorant of rules of evidence.
Fabricates factual findings.
Pays little attention to law.
Obviously biased.
Lack of judicial temperament.
Decides who wins, then invents basis.