Hon. Gayle M. Harthcock See Rating Details
Superior Court
Yakima County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.8 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 1 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. Gayle M. Harthcock


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA893
Treats everybody with respect, even the most difficult pro se. Reads all her files, everyday before her docket. Handles the inherent arrogance and tendency of attorneys to try and bully other attorneys, pro se litigants and the Judge with disarming and respectful grace. Great, great Judge.


Comment #: WA721
Judge Harthcock is an asset to our community. My family would not be safe today if it weren't for her ruling that protected us from harm from a physically abuser. We would not have the peace in our lives without her compassion and understanding. Judge Harthcock's bailiff and administrative assistant were kind and helpful throughout the entire process. Judge Harthcock was fair and impartial throughout. I don't know if she realizes what a significant positive effect she has on people's lives, and in our case, I might not even be alive today if it weren't for her ruling.