Hon. Tami Chavez See Rating Details
Superior Court
Spokane County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.1 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 4 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. Tami Chavez



Comment #: WA1391
Keep em coming people! Let's get this monster off the podium!It's been 3 years and I still have nightmares about this woman! She is completely incapable of making good decisions on the behalf of anyone!! Horrible commissioner and a rotten person who should be completely ashamed to call herself a professional!! Shame Shame SHAME on you, Tami Chavez!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA1325
The Honorable Judge Tami M. Chavez just allowed my abuser to continue harassing me through the legal system. The only evidence she allowed was a letter from a counselor, who is an intern and still under supervision, and the information in that letter was four months old. Now I have a protection order stating I can't physically harm my minor child, without any evidence even being presented that I had ever caused her physical harm. She also ignored the fact that I had previously won a restraining order against my ex husband. Now he will take this protection order and use it against me, as he has filed in court to modify our parenting plan. He did so immediately after her ruling. I'm also a licensed professional and this smears my good name.


Comment #: WA1314
Do not have the words meditate day and night on this tyrants rulings in my own case makes me wonder about other peoples how unjust she is in her daily work she sticks up for bad stay away from her rulings if possible
And all these are negative chavez take the plank out of your eye priveledged biased Di 's pic able


Comment #: WA1282
The unprofessionalism of this commissioner is profound. She has an obvious dislike for men, and makes no attempt to hide her bias in the courtroom. She enables sociopathic females in her courtroom, and purposely ignores evidence that contradicts their lies. She is the worst thing that could ever happen to a child of a sociopathic mother. She adds to the torture and torment of the father with hateful and rude outbursts in the courtroom. It is a shame, that a city the size of Spokane, can not find someone more fair and intelligent to fill this position. She should be removed from the family law system immediately. Her participation in and enabling of sociopathic behavior will be the detriment of many children and families to come, if she remains in this position. She is a horrible human being, and I am very concerned about the damage she has done, is doing, and will do in the future. This woman is hateful, has no conscience - maybe that is why she relates to the sociopathic women in her courtroom?


Comment #: WA978
Rating:Not Rated
HORRIBLE commissioner and a horrible person!! Thoroughly and absolutely messed up my kids lives for 18 looong months! She looked at me and treated me like I was a MONSTER. She has very little knowledge of children with special needs and makes decisions without having ANY proof of anything what so ever! Watch out! Doesn't even deserve 1 star.


Comment #: WA844
This Commissioner is completely inept at her job. She will only look at evidence in a biased way. In some cases completely fabricate situations that never happened and were never argued for by either side. She will admit texts as evidence for one side and not the other. She has shown that she will never put the child first and does not care about a child's well being and safety.
This commissioner should be investigated and held accountable for her flagrant disregard for the law and in one case I witnessed even another Judges orders.