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


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Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: WV193
Rating:1.0
Comments:
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
Comments:
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
Comments:
Unfit. Unqualified. Unfair. Unprofessional. Unstable. Illogical. VINDICTIVE.

Litigant

Comment #: WV183
Rating:1.0
Comments:
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
Comments:
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
Comments:
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
Comments:
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
Comments:
: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
Comments:
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
Comments:
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
Comments:
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!!!