Hon. Marsha J. Pechman See Rating Details
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Average Rating:6.5 - 7 rating(s)
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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=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
*Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation:    (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
*Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation:   (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Flexibility In Scheduling   (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Pre-Trial:   (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions:   (1=Least Involved,10=Most Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Trial:    (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Sentencing:    (1=Most Lenient,10=Most Harsh)
Typical Discount Off Guidelines for Cooperators:    (1=10%,10=100%)
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What others have said about Hon. Marsha J. Pechman


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 25323
She caught the Seattle Police Department acting negligent in an investigation and she put it in the court record. God bless her from a pro se family that wouldn't have otherwise known this was the way the case should have been filed. We were up against a seasoned Seattle City Attorney (Andrew Meyerberg) who attempted to get us to open a sealed deposition pre-trial. Disgusting and underhanded. We're glad Pechman made the statement she did.


Comment #: 25322
Although the case against the Seattle Police Department was dismissed by Judge Pechman, were it not for her our pro se family would not have known what the case against the SPD should have been filed as (ie., negligent investigation). She made it clear in her statement of dismissal.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23608
Defendants filed a meritorious motion for disqualification. She delayed ruling until the other parties filed motions to dismiss. Then she dismissed the case, awarding sanctions. Finally ruled on motion for disqualification claiming it was now moot. Does not seem to comprehend the most basic ethical concepts.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20861
I have spent months in Judge Pechman's courtroom. She's excellent. She has a great nose for the merits.


Comment #: 13111
Will never forgive her for allowing Clay Bennett to steal our Sonics.