Hon. Andrea Darvas See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
King County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.6 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Andrea Darvas


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Comment #: WA807
Rating:1.0
Comments:
As an observer in her courtroom I witnessed the dismissal of a case based on her personal analysis agreeing with the twisted opinion of a King County Prosecutor that turned the intent of the case into an interpretation based on "legal" nomenclature that wasn't allowed to be challenged prior to or at the hearing without ever allowing the attorney representing the plaintiff to say one single word. This decision cost the plaintiff over $35,000 in legal fees. And this judge is a Member of Education Committee and Equality and Fairness Committee, Superior Court Judges Association?

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA171
Rating:7.6
Comments:
First time in front of her. Knowledgeable but has a hard time with the interstices of the law; in that sense very conservative. One could do among the 52 jurists a lot worse than Judge Darvas.