Hon. Richard F. McDermott See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
King County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.8 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Richard F. McDermott


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA657
Rating:9.5
Comments:
This is by far one of the best judges that I have ever been in front of. Judge McDermott has a great deal of respect and empathy for the practicing bar, and conducts his courtroom with respect for all litigants. He is tremendously even-handed and encourages resolution rather than litigation, but he is not afraid to make a decision.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA598
Rating:4.0
Comments:
This judge is completely biased against civil defendants, their counsel and insurers, particularly with regard to personal injury matters. On the other hand, he appears to believe that he's fabulous. It appears that the Court of Appeals does not agree. A disappointment to the bench.