Hon. Arden J. Bedle See Rating Details
Superior Court
Snohomish County
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* 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. Arden J. Bedle



Comment #: WA1400
Rating:Not Rated
I agree that this emotional jerk should never been on the bench. There were a lot of reasons why he never was elected as a judge. I appeared before him twenty three years ago right after he lost an election and he gave me a very bad decision. I looked at him and said "You wonder why you were not elected as a judge". He is retired now and I am glad he is gone.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA1375
Rating:Not Rated
He was incompetent as an attorney and made ignorant decisions in his court despite legislative intent!!! ARDEN is essentially a "shoe shine boy" because his his "SERIOUS MISTAKES IN FAMILY MATTERS" lack legal standing and as a commissioner he must comply to the "intent of the legislature ". No thanks to him I have a son I have not seen since he was 15 months old and ARDEN has cost this state over $40k not including the 1+ million that would have been re invested into the local economy. I do apologise for his ignorance, "He's just STUPID"


Comment #: WA647
Judge Bedle heard my child support modification hearing today. He was sold only on the opposing party's insistence that the Washington State child support calculation be the determining factor. Even though the law allows me to petition for a deviation, he would hear nothing of it. When I would reference the law that I was relying on to support my argument, he would insist that he knew the law and would essentially shut me up. He effectively prevented me from siting my case. He failed to act with justice and take into consideration the effects that increased child support payments would have on my ability to care for my kids. He assumed the same presumption as the opposing party: that the kids only benefit from the custodial parent receiving the fullest extent of shared income, even to the detriment of the other party. This man should be disbarred.


Comment #: WA552
IF he would have bothered to read the previous commissoners orders, done his job and read the file! Then he may not have sent a suicidal child back to the home to be put back on medication which is detrimental to her health! I have never incountered such ignorance, lack of knowledge and proposerous behavior in my life!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA492
Rating:Not Rated
I knew I was in trouble when the attorneys in the hallway were very uncomplimentary to him. The only thing they said complimentary about him was that his wife was hot. Great because they also said she works for the court. When I was crying and complaining about him in the clerks office cashier area it was probably his wife!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA485
What is it about Snohomish County? He's the second best commissioner, but in King County, he wouldn't be hired to shine Comm. Velategui's shoes. Is he from Darrington?


Comment #: WA434
Arden J. Bedlee is prejudice in his decisions and in turn ruining many lives of people and children. A man like him should not be allowed to make such decisions. He needs to be disbarred from this position. He is rude and makes personal remarks that are degrading and unnecessary.


Comment #: WA303
The Hon. Arden J. Bedle made inapporpriate comments when passing judgement, called parties names and did not bother to read fully the statements prepared for him. His conduct is reprehensible and is a mar on the reputation of the courts.