Hon. Sally G. Jackson See Rating Details
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Berkeley County
23rd Circuit
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Other

Comment #: WV234
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge breaks laws, disregards any proof or evidence, and is in it for the best interest of her wallet rather than the children . She aids and enables parental alienation, extortion, and lying . She was best friends with the child counselor and the attorney on the case which should be conflict of interest. She's extremely biased and doesn't even attempt to give a fair and equal opportunity to the father's. She doesn't care how clearly unfit the mother is and will not look at any evidence to support that. She's a disgrace and let down to the family court and justice system. I cannot fathom that she is still a judge.

Litigant

Comment #: WV233
Rating:1.0
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She told me in court that if I didn't agree to the outrageous offer of my ex's lawyer,(now deceased)which included only seeing my daughter a total of 8 hours per month among other things, that she would order that I pay my ex's attorneys fees as well. Under duress I had to agree to it or risk not seeing my kid at all. This Judge and this system is extremely unfair, shady, and one sided. Please, someone of authority help victims of Sally Jackson!! There has to be someone out there that can do something. She has a pattern and long documented history of outrageous and perhaps unlawful behavior. Something must be done!!!

Litigant

Comment #: WV232
Rating:Not Rated
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Judge Jackson is biased, unfair, wouldn't listen to any of the mounds of evidence that i had against my ex. She gave my ex everything, including custody of my child's passport. She belittled me in the courtroom. She is just a butter old C U Next Tuesday.

Other

Comment #: WV231
Rating:1.0
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EVIDENCE of stalking, controlling behavior, mental health issues, physical abuse and still denies restraining orders?

Litigant

Comment #: WV229
Rating:1.0
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Judge Jackson is naive at best, with no understanding of the needs of children. She also had an ex parte conversation with my ex husbands ROOMMATE! The roommate told Jackson that she was my mother, of all things, and when Jackson called me everything by a loving mother in court, she was stunned to find that my mother is deceased. But why is a judge having an ex parte conversation?

Litigant

Comment #: WV228
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Sally Jackson told me in court, on the record that I was "Mentally Ill", for being upset and angry with my ex wife for continually and excessively drinking around our 3 year old daughter; despite proving such behavior patterns with police and child protective service statements.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WV227
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Rude bullying tactics discrimination and most definitely biased

Other

Comment #: WV226
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The judge was immediately biased, did not review case information on my side.
I appeared by phone due to the Devastation that hit our state here in North Carolina from hurricane Florence, also due to traveling with 7 kids, pulling them from school etc.
The judge stated in our brief call that she already looked at Mr. dixon’s papers, I was on the call less than five minutes with the judge and I explained that I could not really hear them and I went to ask if I could speak and I was hung up on I called back and spoke to her office staff who then said you were receive the paper in the mail.
How can anyone get a fair trial with Judge is like this not even taking the time to review both parties side or documentation.
My son was sent to live with his dad two years ago due to what he had on his school paperwork about sexually abusing his younger siblings he was very violent towards me his grandmother and siblings and per child protective services I was to take him to his dad in the state of Maryland his dad has now moved to West Virginia I have seven other children ranging in age 1 to 10.
I am a stay at home mom and I work part time just to pay child support when I previously went to child-support and And court for this the judge made me come at 37 weeks pregnant driving from another state against medical orders and then put I had made more money than I really had and did not care about my other children or even reading any of the case files or documentation
If anyone else read this you can actually file a complaint on this judge through the courts to do investigation on how she is handling things

Other

Comment #: WV224
Rating:2.0
Comments:
This judge favors one parent from the time you step into the court room. She'll make an order and at the next court hearing forget about the ruling and change it. It's a constant back and fourth. I had marks on me, my ex stated I deserved the abuse. The female bailiff just shook her head. Judge Jackson would still not grant a restraining order. My ex has been in contempt more than 10 times for serious things and she let it slide each time. She seems to favor people based on their occupation. I also had an abundance of harrassing voicemails, texts..and pictures of marks on my children but she didn't seem to care or want to be bothered. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE needs to be taken seriously.

Litigant

Comment #: WV223
Rating:1.0
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She is supposed to act for what is in the best interest of the child; but she acts based on her hatred for whichever parent she dislikes more. She will love one of you and despise the other right off the bat based off of her own assessment of you while disregarding facts. Will bend over backwards to screw one parent even if it hurts the child to satisfy her need to express her anger towards you.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WV221
Rating:1.0
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Her rulings, behavior, opinions, and practices are wholly disproportionate, and perhaps unlawful. Someone of authority should investigate.

Litigant

Comment #: WV219
Rating:1.0
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How in the world is this woman still a Judge? She has no business being a Judge, and is anything but Honorable. She is a complete disgrace, and her OUTRAGEOUS behavior in the courtroom proves such.

Litigant

Comment #: WV213
Rating:1.0
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If I could rate her any lower than a one I would!!! I served 20 years in the U.S. military and work for the Federal Government. Our case started over 14 months ago to modify custody of our then 12 year old because he was under extreme mental and verbal abuse by his dad. This judge treated me with so much contempt and disrespect. She was very partial to my son's dad. I finally just agreed to whatever so I could go find another lawyer. In the interim, my ex actually assaulted my son and I obtained a restraining order. Judge J STILL sided with my son's dad and would offer him consoling words, such as "oh he'll come around". So she is telling an abuser that the trauma he caused our son does not matter and that "he will come around." The order from the first hearing was NEVER issued and our final hearing order has yet to be issued granting me full custody.

Litigant

Comment #: WV212
Rating:10.0
Comments:
this is a fair and honest judge who is very experienced and works hard for families.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WV209
Rating:1.0
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How the West Virginia Judiciary Disciplinary Board allows this woman to continue to hold a law license more less be a Family Court Judge is absolutely absurd. Ask anyone locally in the system; police officers, other judges, court staff, attorneys, and victims of her rulings, they will all tell you she is unstable, illogical, and extremely unqualified for this position. She has had countless complaints filed against her but the WV Supreme Court chooses to do nothing. She is a disgrace to this position and a menace to the unfortunate people that draw her as their judge. There is no fairness in her rulings. You will either get 100% support from her or you will get zero. Her decisions, procedures, and actions will have you wondering if you are in the twilight zone. She has no conscience, morals, logic, nor the ability to be fair and understanding despite the terrible circumstances most people are in by the time they get in front of her. This sham of a Family Court System is well known to other agencies in the tri state area, however no one of authority attempts to stop the injustice that this poor excuse for a human being deals out on a daily basis. RETIRE SALLY!

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: WV193
Rating:1.0
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Judge was very friendly and commended a drug addicted mom. Turns out that not only was my brothers child told not to be returned to her but also her newborn baby by a different man was awarded state custody but judge Jackson scolded my brother and commended the drug addict and would not award custody to my brother until she overdosed three times and her fiancée died fro. The drugs that he bought and cps directed my brother not to return him to her. What a great judge!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WV192
Rating:1.4
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I think she's either totally burned out from the job and/or mentally ill. Charleston!; Little help up here please! Is there any accountability from the Judiciary????

Court Staff

Comment #: WV191
Rating:Not Rated
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Unfit. Unqualified. Unfair. Unprofessional. Unstable. Illogical. VINDICTIVE.

Litigant

Comment #: WV183
Rating:1.0
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She sentenced me to 30 days in jail seconds after I handed the bailiff almost $1,200 in cash for child support; after a 5 minute lecture on how important it is not to be late on support and how much the child needs it and depends on it. She does not act on what is in the best interest of the child, only what's best for her and how much she dislikes you. Beware people!

Litigant

Comment #: WV182
Rating:1.0
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Folks, this is extremely vindictive, dangerous Judge that abuses her power and position on a daily basis. She gets extremely mad when you challenge her in any way and shows it in her rulings. Charleston needs to get involved with this sham of a Family Court system and she needs to be removed from her position. I have a copy of court video of her telling me the reason she treats me the way she does is because " When you filed the complaint with the Judiciary", she then stops and realizes what she has said and starts backtracking. This is one of countless pieces of video and document evidence I have. I would be happy to post it on youtube or send it to anyone that can assist in investigating her. Something needs to be done!

Litigant

Comment #: WV181
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This feminist, vindictive Judge granted a LIFETIME restraining order against me for no reason. My ex came to court and simply said "I'm afraid of him", and that's all the proof Jackson needed. This has essentially labeled me as a lifetime domestic abuser when I have never even touched my ex spouse even by her own account. This means I can never have my firearms returned to me, can never pass a background check, and cannot attend events with my daughter if my ex is present. This Judge [Redacted by Ed.] has no right to be on the bench. She is extremely one sided and nowhere close to being even remotely impartial as Judges are supposed to be. Miss Sally, I hope you are reading this. You are a horrible Judge and a terrible human being. You have my word that I will personally take you to every higher court in the land until this is reversed and so that every taxpayer in Berkeley and Jefferson County can see your true colors.

Other

Comment #: WV180
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She lets family abusers go giving no protection

Litigant

Comment #: WV179
Rating:Not Rated
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Just like Judge Jackson in her courtroom; the administrator of this site is selectively silencing and deleting anti-Judge Jackson posts. Notice all the fake pro-Jackson posts weeks before the May 10th election? Lets see how long it takes for them to delete this one. Screenshot it folks before its gone!

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: WV176
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Always been fair to my clients.

Other

Comment #: WV173
Rating:Not Rated
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I don't know where you get the idea that Judge Jackson in anti-male. She held me to a high standard but listened to the evidence and the experts and I got visitation, which is what I wanted. I am forever tethered to a vindictive ex-wife but Judge Jackson was a bright spot in this whole mess. Vote for her on May 10. The other candidates are inexperienced and one of them has a lousy reputation. Ms. Glover is good but inexperienced.

Litigant

Comment #: WV163
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
A fair judge

Other

Comment #: WV162
Rating:Not Rated
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:this judge ruined my life.im a mother an excellant mother with no rights and only my child will suffer mother 44 years old

Litigant

Comment #: WV160
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Jackson is experienced and fair. I was lucky to have her hear my case.

Other

Comment #: WV158
Rating:Not Rated
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I have to agree with everyones comments. I went to court last year for custody and divorce bc my ex wife abandoned me and my three kids. here i had legal aid on my side and yet jackson only listened to my ex wifes side of the story (which was mostly lies) and only had her pay 375 a month in child support. though my ex wife stated she didnt want the kids during the week. jackson kept saying "are you sure?" are you sure you dont want the kids?" and was very lenient towards my ex wife. So yeah, she is very discriminate with me no matter how messed up the mother is. So sad to becuase she let my ex wife do all the talking and everytime i had to say something jackson would tell me to shut it. now my kids go to my ex wife every other weekend but still doesnt come get them. and when she does she does nothing but neglect my kids and abuse them emotionally. we need to impeach jackson out of the court room for all kids sake :(

Litigant

Comment #: WV154
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
People! This judge clearly needs to be removed from the bench. Elections are May 2016. Lets start a grass roots effort NOW to make sure she will not be re-elected! The WV Supreme Court will not remove her from the bench unless she loses her license to practice law or is voted out. Even though she has had countless complaints filed against her they will do nothing. We have to ensure she's removed by votes!!

Other

Comment #: WV152
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Not only did it take her 10 years to final my divorce. She let my ex wife get away with taking my children to Florida.However, I had my ex wife legally, bound to the state of West
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I am currently, disabled from an 80 mile an hour head on collision(passenger). I cannot work.(still pending disability) Yet, she still sent me to jail. I even had the $500 I still owed, during the hearing. She refused to take it. I had to bail myself out and start over. I have tried to get her disbarred. That is impossible for a commoner to do.[Redacted by Editor].

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WV144
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Vindictive. Does not follow standards of law. Behaves more like a criminal law judge than a family law judge. Extremely unfair and one sided in rulings despite clear and convincing evidence.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WV128
Rating:1.0
Comments:
To WV 122-sounds like you hired Joseph Cordell-he makes a living out of screwing money out of clients!!! File a complaint to the bar on him!

Other

Comment #: WV124
Rating:Not Rated
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This judge should NOT be allowed to practice law. She is biased and ethically challenged. She should not be making important decisions for families ever! What a disgrace to the Berkeley county courts!

Other

Comment #: WV122
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge was unbelievable!! My ex beat me so bad that I was hospitalized and this woman wouldn't allowed my evidence in from the police report with the policemans own words in the description of the bruises and "busted nose." But she allowed an uncertified, free service online name search criminal record for my fiance and the thing want even accurate!! It had charges for things that he was never arrested for, accused of doing and even convicted of doing! She also cut me off, didn't let me explain anything that susan paugh accused me of. It was completely unprofessional. My official complaint against the judge is in the mall. My appeal to get my daughter away from the monster that she is with now who'll definitely not be legal for her to be the sitting judge for now. She needs to be disbared and investigated because I find it hard to believe that the lawyer that I spoke to before the hearing quoted us at $2,500 and then jumped to$6,000 after the judge spoke with the lawyer after my initial hearing while I was heading there for my consultation. She's dirty and it's judges like her that make me sick

Other

Comment #: WV121
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge was unbelievable!! My ex beat me so bad that I was hospitalized and this woman wouldn't allowed my evidence in from the police report with the policemans own words in the description of the bruises and "busted nose." But she allowed an uncertified, free service online name search criminal record for my fiance and the thing want even accurate!! It had charges for things that he was never arrested for, accused of doing and even convicted of doing! She also cut me off, didn't let me explain anything that susan paugh accused me of. It was completely unprofessional. My official complaint against the judge is in the mall. My appeal to get my daughter away from the monster that she is with now who'll definitely not be legal for her to be the sitting judge for now. She needs to be disbared and investigated because I find it hard to believe that the lawyer that I spoke to before the hearing quoted us at $2,500 and then jumped to$6,000 after the judge spoke with the lawyer after my initial hearing while I was heading there for my consultation. She's dirty and it's judges like her that make me sick

Litigant

Comment #: WV119
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
My ex hired Cynthia Gaither in our divorce case last year. Jackson too was the judge. In my opinion Gaither has very poor professional and verbal communication skills. She speaks in a very abrasive and hostile tone as did Judge Jackson. Conflict of interest? Aren't all lawyer/judge relationships a conflict of interest? Probably so but as someone pointed out below everyone in Martinsburg is aware of the Gaither/Jackson concern. Probably a good idea to review any case these two were party to. My advice is work it out between you and your spouse. If Jackson gets involved your family will end up in worse shape that it was before.

Litigant

Comment #: WV118
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is an extreme feminist that has no business on the bench. As others have stated below, once she forms an instant opinion of you based on what she “feels”; you will not have an opportunity to speak, present evidence, present witnesses or defend yourself from accusations from the other party. Judge Jackson is the complete opposite of fair and impartial. She instantly knows the truth about your case, so please don’t confuse her with the FACTS.
There is no formal procedure in her courtroom. There is yelling back and forth between lawyers and the Judge. It is a free-for-all with no organization. If you can yell louder than her or the opposing attorney, you may be able to get a word in.
She also has a well-known relationship with Martinsburg Attorney Cynthia Gaither. Anyone in the legal circles of Martinsburg will tell you Ms. Jackson and Ms. Gaither have had past business and personal relationships that clearly represent a conflict of interest.
Judge Jackson should be removed from the bench, and her relationship with Cynthia Gaither needs to be investigated by the WV Supreme Court and The WV Bar Association.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WV117
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge actually denied me a Protective order when my husbands GF attacked me with him present-I never knew the *(& existed. It was captured on audio security recordings and this dipwad actually wanted to know how I knew it was being being attacked-DUH-then let my husband walk saying she LIKED HIS DEMEAMOR!! She would know a piece of evidence if it hit her in the face! She chit chatted with him about his job that impressed her--then told me she didn't have time to listen to my witnesses!!! She needs to get off the bench!! She's a criminal's best friend! She also lets her relationships outside the courtroom affect her rulings-She kept bringing up her daughter and her husband as if they had anything damn thing to do with me! Report her to the WV Judicial Investigative Committee-I did!

Litigant

Comment #: WV116
Rating:1.0
Comments:
this Judge makes decisions based on her "Feelings" . She refuses to take into consideration real Evidence. She is easily impressed with someone s job title as apparently she is super impressed with her own! She is rude and discriminates. My lawyer actually had the nerve to tell me -"After all she hears she said he said -All day long" It's your JOB get off the bench you are a disgrace!

Litigant

Comment #: WV115
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge hates men, and it is well known. She wears a tie-dyed dress with dreamcatcher earrings, yet drives a Jaguar convertible. I have been before her more times than I wish to recall. She actually refused a protective order against a woman with multiple stalking-related police reports and criminal arrests for B&E. Judge Jackson then awarded custody of the child to this criminal woman, and ignored the precarious environment that the child was living in. Within a year of the last order denying a protective order (she said: "What are you scared of, this 115-lb. little girl?"), the mother was imprisoned and later sentenced for lighting her ex-boyfriend's house on fire while he was in it, then driving across town and doing the same to his father's house, and finally cutting the new girlfriend's brake lines after sending multiple death threats that were re-mailed from France to throw people off her trail. (She was a French-speaking French enthusiast.) The child went with the father after the mother received an eight-year sentence -- at least the criminal judges do their jobs! Judge Sally Jackson should not be allowed in a courtroom, let alone allowed to run a courtroom.

Other

Comment #: WV113
Rating:1.0
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http://www.courtswv.gov/legal-community/complaints.html

I had the hearing right after WV112 today, and I am so sorry for you if you get this judge. I had her before for custody, and today for an FPO. Above is a link to the West Virginia judiciary complaint board. Please join me in filing a complaint about Judge Jackson if you have been judicially abused by her!

Other

Comment #: WV112
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Jackson chose to give visitation to a parent who has no driver's license, no address, no job and is a self-proclaimed alcoholic. This 4-year-old little girl spends weekends at a house where 9 orchard workers (including her father) reside. Pray for this little girl -- she is going to need it.

Other

Comment #: WV69
Rating:3.0
Comments:
never checked a fact,but disregarded many facts presented verified,writes orders the police say are unenforceable then refuses to believe the police refuse to enforce them,if you think your family is messed up now wait til you get out of her courtroom,then you will really see court ordered dysfunction at its best...good job your honor...my kids missed over a year of school out of five...and all i can do about it is get another lawyer for her to ignore and spend thousands of more dollars for more unenforceble orders...thanks anyway...with a judge like this its no wonder people end up going outside the law...peoples children are important to them...man and woman...she will guarantee a continued adversarial conflict for your family.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WV67
Rating:1.1
Comments:
Judge Jackson is a disgrace to her profession. She listens to a small handful of counsel to make opinions for her. She is vindictive, uneducated and extremely spiteful! Her inability to make her own decisions is only matched by her laziness. She listens to 1 side of a story (or develops her opinions from news or gossip) and there is no point arguing any other position to her. She is unfair and biased in all of her rulings, especially in Protection Orders. Beware!!!