Hon. Meg Sassaman See Rating Details
Superior Court
King County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.7 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 5 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. Meg Sassaman



Comment #: WA547
According to her unprofessional and amoral personal behaviour, she should not be in family law, let alone a commissioner. She acts with complete disregard to the integrity of marriage and family, putting her own needs ahead of those of the unsuspecting wife and children. She obviously does not understand nor care about families. How she maintains this job, I will never understand.


Comment #: WA302
Biased and prejudice against all men that walk into her court room. 25+ years of domestic violence experience doesn't make her a competent and fair commissioner in family law. If you know she is the person sitting on the bench the day of your hearing and your not a female god help you!


Comment #: WA298
Rude, biased, does not care about outcome, especially about how it would affect young children. Just rubber stamps cps.


Comment #: WA283
Meg sassaman is completely biased against men handing down rulings which have no bearing on reality, openly, admitting she has not read the pleadings she makes rulings on. Hopefully, this woman will be removed from interfering in more peoples lives as her outrageous rulings can have devastating long lasting effects, particularly on young children.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA244
I cannot comment on wether Commissioner Sassaman is pro-defendant or pro-plaintiff. Generally a bias in a civil case is not based on whether a party is a defendant or a plaintiff. In Commissioner Sassaman's case, she is overtly biased against men and in favor of women. Her rulings are inconsistent and favor the woman party, whether she is defendant or plaintiff. Additionally, Comm. Sassaman is short-tempered and treats attorneys with little respect, often engaging in verbal tirades unbecoming of anyone on the bench.


Comment #: WA238
Commissioner Meg Sassaman clearly understood complex issues, ruled fairly and was patient with litigants. I was impressed with her willingness to explain the law and she conducted herself professionally.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA229
Cmmr Sassaman appears to have a very sound understanding of the obstacles that ordinary and low-income litigants face in coming before the family courts. She was also a terrific commissioner on the dependency bench, after years of rubber-stamping of the state's case by the previous incumbent, Cmmr Holman.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA210
Commissioner Sassaman was the last Judge to see Capital Hill Hatchet Murderer Michael La Rosa, she sent him to see a Social worker for his violence paranoid disorder. Two DEAD Citizens because of her. Biased and does not understand what she is doing.