Hon. Gordon L. Godfrey See Rating Details
Superior Court
Grays Harbor County
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Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 6 rating(s)
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* 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Gordon L. Godfrey



Comment #: WA1436
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Godfrey is no longer on the bench in Grays Harbor. He still has a ferocious reputation for being cantankerous, contrary, and offensive that is legendary with the local bar. Nearly everyone who has practiced in Grays Harbor for more than a few years has a story about Godfrey challenging District 2 to reverse him on the record. but out of town practitioners are not going to ever encounter him as he has not set foot in Grays Harbor County since he announced his retirement effective immediately at the end of the day several years ago.


Comment #: WA763
This is not a judge of honor, he should be taken off the bench and this time not for drug use and sales, it is not right what this so called judge says and does to people and attorneys. He is very abusive to woman and he is prejudice of Black men and white women being together. He takes kids from loving families and puts them with people that are alcohol drinkers and says it is unfit for a father to have a beer or a drink. I could imagine CPS and the Judge has a drink together after court. There is no JUSTICE in that court....


Comment #: WA761
Gordon Godfrey should be kicked off the bench. He makes the word honorable mean nothing. He has no integrity and he is VERY bias against women. He doesnt have a clue what he is doing to children when he removes them from a loving and stable environment into a house that is less than stable and not fit for a dog. Myself and others have been dealt hands that were not appropriate and no judge in their right mind would have put children where he did. Plus he was part of the issues with the pour house and that gentlement has been through hell at the hands of Gordon. I refuse to call hima judge and honorable because he does not deserve that title.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA599
Although generally competent, Judge Godfrey has a penchant for disregarding the law when it suits him to do so. He also has no qualms about openly showing bias both for and against parties and attorneys.


Comment #: WA476
This judge is mean none caring is involved with the cps and cac to take children away from there parents and is rude and obnoxious. He is not fair at all and he knows the laws are being broken. and he does not care about you.

Court Staff

Comment #: WA472
I can't believe he ran unopposed in the last election. What an absolute travesty. He begins each case with what he wants the outcome to be and works from there. He has ruined so many peoples lives with his biased rulings knowing that these people do not have the financial wherewithal to appeal.


Comment #: WA462
This judge needs to be put. Into. Jail for a long time.


Comment #: WA425
Rating:Not Rated
judge godfrey is one of the individuals thats responsible for falsifying my verbatim report of proceedings. the entire direct testimony of deputy iverson is missing.


Comment #: WA422
I believe Godfrey needs to step down. When he mocks the court of appeals and rules on the Indian Nation who the state has no bearings on there is something wrong.