Hon. Catherine D. Shaffer
Judge
Superior Court
King County


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Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 9 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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
Criminal Defense Lawyer2623103/28/2014615192  
Civil Litigation - Private1561806/19/20122111111 
Civil Litigation - Private605808/20/20093333 3 2
Criminal Defense Lawyer514103/31/20092  4 2  
Civil Litigation - Private464102/04/20092883812 
Civil Litigation - Private421701/05/20098898998 
Civil Litigation - Private317010/20/200810101010810106
Civil Litigation - Private314810/15/2008891091010910
Civil Litigation - Private312510/09/200826  81 2
Category Average  4.85.86.64.97.64.36.05.0
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
26231      
15618      
6058      
51411 10 32
4641      
4217      
3170      
3148      
3125      
 1.0 10.0 3.02.0
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
262311113.6
156181111.1
60582 82.8
5141   2.3
46412 24.3
42179  8.5
317010  9.8
31488 99.1
31251  3.6
 4.31.04.25.0

Only items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating.

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Other2519002/11/2014685811.0Read Comment
Other1643207/25/2012685811.0Read Comment
Other1438904/12/2012685811.0Read Comment
Category Average   1.01.0