Hon. Michael T. Downes
Judge
Superior Court
Snohomish County


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Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 2 rating(s)


General Rating Criteria

* Temp. Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Sch. Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Indu. Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Comp. Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punct. Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* Ab-Pr. General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* Ab-Tr. General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flex Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
    

Criminal Case Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Ev-Cr. Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Bail General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Plea Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
Inc.-Pr. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
Inc.-Tr. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
Inc.-S. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)


Civil Case Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Ev-Cv. Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Settle Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
Inc. General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)
    
  

General Rating Criteria

Criminal Case Rating Criteria
(if applicable)

Civil Case Rating Criteria
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDate*Temp.*Sch.*Indu.*Comp.*Punct.*Ab-Pr.*Ab-Tr.Flex
Civil Litigation - Private2489501/14/2014   2 1  
Civil Litigation - Private2315209/03/201311131111
Civil Litigation - Private728107/24/20103513214 
Criminal Defense Lawyer716105/28/201055555555
Criminal Defense Lawyer341711/26/200810101010107106
Category Average  4.85.34.34.64.53.05.04.0
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
24895      
23152      
7281      
7161      
341710     
 10.0     
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
248951111.3
231521111.3
72812 32.6
71615555.0
3417   9.6
 2.32.32.54.0

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Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Litigant1963101/18/20136761  Read Comment
Litigant1895512/05/2012676166.0Read Comment
Litigant1467204/26/2012676111.0Read Comment
Category Average   3.53.5