Hon. Dave Needy See Rating Details
Superior Court
Skagit 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Dave Needy



Comment #: WA1202
For 11 years...He was the best commissioner this county has ever seen.

Now he is a judge and is as good as he was as a commissioner.

Needy is a smart dude and can read people like a book. I really respect the man for all he has done for countless families.

I miss him as a commissioner. But am so glad he got to be a judge. Being a court commissioner is not an easy job. It wears on you...Even the best like Needy burn out.

I wish we could clone the dude. The world needs more people like Needy.


Comment #: WA962
This Judge is one of the worst I have ever seen. His rulings are unfair and do not reflect the reality of the 2 civil cases I have had in front of him. The worst of the two was a protection order that was requested and granted to an utterly insane woman who has used the Court to prevent any further complaint about her theft of my child from me. This Judge needs to recognize that father's have rights also and women who purposely alienate their child from its' father should not receive protection from the Court. This is especially true in my case, where there was no indication of any harm being done to the woman; she simply objected to emails that she had received that were all truthful and not at all threatening, not to mention I live thousands of miles away from her.