Hon. Richard T. Okrent See Rating Details
Superior Court
Snohomish County
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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA944
Judge Richard T. Okrent was appointed by Governor Chris Gregoire in January of 2011. In the fall of 2013, Judge Okrent rendered a Hague Convention decision regarding the international abduction of two very young sisters--in just 40 minutes. Judge Okrent ignored objections regarding surprise hearings, overburdening of a third party, refused to address multiple hearings scheduled at the same time, before different justices, refused to grant Trial, and rendered the decision under Washington State Law, and the UCCJEA's Home State Analysis. Judge Okrent lackadaisically dismissed the Defendant's right to Trial, to present witnesses, to acknowledge the Power of Attorney by the Petitioner to the Defendant, for the Children to have been removed from Canada, to reside in Washington State, and for the case to be heard under International Treaty, the Hague Convention. As a result, the case is still unresolved, in Canadian and U.S. courts, (Montreal and now the Washington State Supreme Court). After the Defendant proved misconduct to Canadian Courts, by the Petitioner--the Canadian courts justly stayed further proceedings, pending resolution of the case in the United States. Nevertheless, because of Judge Okrent's lack of diligence, disregard for court rules to issue findings of fact, appropriate notice, applying the wrong standard of law, and not ensuring a Pro Se litigants right to trial--the Petitioner has wrongfully succeeded in separating the children from their father and brother for over two years, and kept the case from being resolved for two years.