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

* 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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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!!!