Hon. G. Brian Paxton See Rating Details
Commissioner
Superior Court
Skagit County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.4 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 9 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. G. Brian Paxton


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Litigant

Comment #: WA1332
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I was a DV victim in 2009.....and in court he asked me "what did she do to you sir" only to be followed up by "sir this happened 6 years ago" I bet you he would never ask a woman who was a victim of DV assault "what did he do to you lady"

Litigant

Comment #: WA1323
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Ignored anything I had to say. He destroyed my family. Mom never got the help she needed and had a massive overdose at age 39. They landed on my doorstep after not seeing them for two years. The two little ones were barefoot and the 4 of them in rags. The kids had numerous medical appointments. They were clearly neglected. Everything I said is true in hindsight. But a decade later I am still picking up the pieces.

Other

Comment #: WA1320
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have now been in the court room twice only to watch Paxton blatantly ignore the RCW's conferring with the plaintiffs attorney prior to the docket refusing to allow the respondent to speak what a joke he is very very biased and extremely opinionated he should not be in this position he is more concerned with getting through the docket in 2 1/2 hours - his statement to a gentleman before him trying to state his case-than hearing the response or complaint can't believe my tax dollars are paying for such a travesty to justice!!! Respondent is trying to represent them selves but will have a OUT OF COUNTY attorney at the next appearance one that doesn't have cocktails at Max Dales with all these good ol boys in Skagit county

Other

Comment #: WA1318
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Absolutely horrible. He is completely biased against men. My husband has fought non stop for custody of his son from his unstable druggie mother. We have have spent thousands of dollars on attorney fees and have done everything required by the court system only to have Commisioner Paxton look us in the eye and tell us he doesnt have time to read our evidence or declarations.
Just recently we had 2 police reports and 1 declaration from a private investigator (who was a retired sheriff and ex-CIA agent) proving her lies that she broke a state relocation law and forged a fake declaration. She lied straight to his face and he took her word with absolutely no evidence to back it up and refused to acknowledge ours.
Children suffer at the rulings of this horrible man. He does not follow the law and you will never get a fair hearing if you are a male.

Other

Comment #: WA1100
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He is garbage. Especially if you're in the military. He doesn't care if I ever see my kids as long as I pay their unemployed by choice mother all my money.
Anyone else want to file a formal complaint with me?

Other

Comment #: WA916
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He is completely biased. Like an earlier post said he just kicks the can down the road to stay employed. He is absolute garbage. Doesn't know the laws. He should be fired to say the least. What's happened to our judicial system. If men like him are on the bench trash will always prevail.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA671
Rating:1.3
Comments:
This judge is a worthless individual, who does nothing but kick the can down the road, in order to keep himself employed.

Other

Comment #: WA468
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
He is a awful man and has destroyed my husbands relationship with his son by allowing the mother to move out of state with their son. He shouldn't be allowed to be a judge as he is extremely bias and one sided.

Other

Comment #: WA467
Rating:1.0
Comments:
General opinion is shared. Fathers are not important enough to keep in the childs life to him. He does not hear the case and always sides with the mother. Instead of keeping a fair and functional relationship with children he decides its best to destroy it and fathers lives at the same time. Sorry if you are ever in the prescence of this man.

Other

Comment #: WA466
Rating:1.0
Comments:
General opinion is shared. Fathers are not important enough to keep in the childs life to him. He does not hear the case and always sides with the mother. Instead of keeping a fair and functional relationship with children he decides its best to destroy it and fathers lives at the same time. Sorry if you are ever in the prescence of this man.

Other

Comment #: WA461
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
He does not care at all about the fathers. It doesn't matter what the circumstances. And no matter what the lawyers give him to sign for the mothers he will sign it regardless if its not true. He is one sided and bias. He should not be a judge. There is no such thing as a fair hearing in his court.

Other

Comment #: WA386
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
He was my judge in a custody battle with my son awhile back and told me I would be his hero if I signed and open adoption. He brings his own personal opinions into cases and doesn't look at the facts. I pray you never have him reside over your case.

Other

Comment #: WA384
Rating:1.0
Comments:
first he is not a judge..and he is one sided when it comes to placing children with parents...even if a mother has a drug problem and the father doesn't he still places the children with the mother..

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA279
Rating:9.5
Comments:
We need experienced Judges and Judge Paxton brings great experience to the bench.

Other

Comment #: WA254
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Not reading evidence,biased against women, rude, not concerned with safety of children. Should not be on the bench!