Hon. Diane Haddock

Judge Haddock's Average Overall Review:

2 Stars

Based on 43 reviews

Reviews

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1854. party to case (with attorney)

I have had the unfortunate experience of going in-front of Judge Haddock several times. She is certainly consistent with her decisions, and not in a fair way. It is extremely obvious that she has had some serious daddy issues growing up or something really negative happened in her life involving a man. I am a christian man who loves my kids unconditionally and have proven to the court that I am the much better parent. She steadily refuses to go off the simple facts presented in front of her. Instead, she continued to give my ex-wife custody and as a result my son attempted suicide! Thankfully, he is okay today and is doing a little better, but still can not understand why he is not allowed to live with his father where he wants to be, instead of with his mother who continues to neglect him and mentally abuse him. I have been told by several people in her circle that she rubs elbows with the Bush family, and as we all know, it all comes down to the almighty dollar and who you know! Sadly, a person in her position has the power to either help or destroy. She is the reason my son tried to take his own life. She had the power to stop it and chose not to because of her hatred toward men. She is a Sheppard of the Devil, and she will one day have to answer to someone MUCH higher than her! FACT! Too low to even rate!


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2456. party to case (with attorney)

Wow!!!! I've read all the reviews on this site about Dian Haddock. I'm aghast at all the pain she is causing. I went before her yesterday and she removed my custody rights and ordered that I have court supervised visits. Because of that she raised my child support by 300 dollars and awarded her attorney 1500 in attorney fees. More over she reduced my spousal support by 1000.00. I just rented an apartment for my kids and myself. I can no longer afford to live here!!! She stated that "could go live under an overpass." There has to be some process to have removed from the bench .


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1221. witness

I witnessed the the abuse and constant name calling towards a young man calling him a liar and scum in the court room. He had an attorney who said nothing! He was to take a drug test which. I continually heard the man say "mam I will take a drug test right now". judge haddock continued threatening him to put him in jail for perjury. i think she was trying to have him come clean before taking the test but i dont know why since he was paying for it..I don't understand the abuse before results. She made him pay for the drug test even though the mother requested it. All because she assumes he is lieing. The child was taken away from the mother due to drug use which she admitted to in court. This was an attempt from the mother to get the child back. Judge Haddock totally overlooked that the mother had not followed her own orders from a previous Court date. Definatly has out for this guy!!


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2063. party to case (with attorney)

I won't go into detail, it seems useless to do so and will succeed in nothing but upsetting me all over again. I've been before this woman numerous times over a 7 year period of time and she is biased to say the least. Having a pompous attitude from the very beginning, belittling me in front of the entire courtroom for no apparent reason, questioning my intelligence, completely ignoring the facts proven on paper and otherwise and last but not least, completely ignoring a glaring mistake which has put me in a predicament that I've been attempting to have rectified for 7 years, she is not allowing my daughter to exercise her rights in being old enough to make her own decisions, furthermore, refusing to speak with her in chambers because "she does not talk to children." Apparently, neither myself nor my daughter have rights, unless of course they are beneficial to my ex.


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1303. party to case (pro se)

Went in front of this mean judge my ex took our money so I could not hire an attorney. I said my name and she asked are you from Boston I replied yes are all guys from Boston gangsters are all guys from Boston Bullies do all guys from Boston go around blowing people up at marathons I replied with what did you just say and that was it she wouldn't let me speak told me I am a horrible Dad and sided with my ex on everything. Keep in mind this was two days after the bombing in Boston in which I had friends at the finish line. I have been told by so many people how great of a Dad I am and now I don't see my children and I can't see my Dog. This judge is a disgrace to the legal system and should step down she has no idea the damage she does to families she will not listen to reason or facts she says what she wants and uses her power to hurt innocent people. I have to go back in front of her tomorrow not looking forward to it. I have heard so many people complain about her is there anything that can be done to remove her from being a judge


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2358. attorney (private practice)

After observing a morning with Judge Haddock I can reliably say that this is not a person who upholds the standards of justice nor delivers it to those before her. She seems more interested in hearing herself give a schpiel about how something is bad rather than listen to the litigants; this is especially apparent with males, as she will let them give just enough information for her to go off on a rant and then refuse to let them challenge her baseless and frankly inane conclusions. I saw a man trying to explain that he was working until three in the morning every day so he couldn't do overnights with his kids before she promptly told him that since he doesn't do overnights with his kids he must not care about them. She allowed no discussion or testimony on his potential earning power, no witnesses who could've explained several important problems (that she superimposed on the case), nothing. Rather, she chose to go off on (surprise) another rant about how porn addictions lead to people hanging themselves from meathooks (yes, literally). I do not believe she would still have her job if she was not appointed. I advise avoiding her court.


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3417. other

Judge Haddock should not be a judge!!! If you happen to have her as a judge, RUN!!! Give up!!! Its your best option! Cant imagine how many parent child relationships she has ruined. I have been in front of this assuming bulling judge twice and suffered for it. It has taken years for me to have the kind of relationship a father should have with his daughter's. But i prevailed!!! Judge Haddock, you were wrong about everything. My daughter's have experienced nothing but mental abuse from their alcoholic mother that you so thought was an angel. Thank you for that!!! I truly felt like i was being judged by a imature 12 year old spoiled brat with control issues. Thank God i never have to see that mentally unstable judge again!!! Watch out for her threats cause one day when she tells the bailiff to pull out his gun and shoot you. Who knows, that bailiff at the time could be mentally unstable enough to actually do it. I was lucky that day i guess to have a halfway sane bailiff who decided not too. Yes, she actually said it in front of the court room. I could of swore that conspiring to have someone killed was illegal!!! Guess its not illegal for her... When did we start letting children be judge's?


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5186. other

Judge Haddock was involved in a case that recently ended with a child being murdered by her criminal mother and the mothers disgusting boyfriend. Judge Haddock was responsible for the decision to take this beautiful little girl out of the safety of her Grandparents home and place her into the hands of a monster. The little girls name is LEILIANA ROSE WRIGHT- #justiceforleiliana


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5004. party to case (with attorney)

Associate Judge Haddock is a complete disgrace to the judicial system. I have had extremely horrific experiences in her court room. Gentlemen, she isn't only a man hater, she also hates women. She will only hear what she determines that she is interested in hearing. My ex-whatever-you'd like to call him, duped the court along with his dirty side kick Mr. Walter. They frauded the Court on numerous occasions, with fraudulent proof's of service and complete lies. Due to this fact, and my ex stealing every cent, asset and such of a 20 year marriage, I had zero dollars to fight back. Being a legal graduate, I did not fear that my story wouldn't be heard. As we all know, every American citizen is afforded the right to due process. Well, not in this Court. I was represented by one of the sorriest attorney's in Tarrant County, whom should have their license revoked. She never once stood for me because not only did she fear Haddock, she feared the opposing counsel. She should have been honest and told me as I would have been better off/or at least in the same boat minus the $5000 retainer for her sloppy, unprofessional service that got me thrown in jail for contempt of court. Believe me folks, if I have anything, it is respect for our judicial system. Please beware, whatever you do, do not go to this Court. It will do you absolutely no good. They have all of the illegal documents in their little case file and yet refused to hear me when I politely if I could talk to her and have her reference the very documents that would prove my case. She told me to "shut my mouth, I was a bad mother and she was sentencing me to jail." She would release me when my children were returned to their father whom they were under a protective order from!!! I had never and still have yet to have any legal, drug, alcohol or any other things that she could use against me in trying to call me a bad mother. I am and my record are clean as a whistle. Please everybody, get the word out and get this woman off of the bench. She is dangerous.


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5182. witness

She isn't worth her weight in salt when it comes to being a judge. Many children have been severely injured because of her negligence. She allows children to be placed back into the abusers hands. She's a dismissive person and refuses to flex out of her comfort zone. Terrible disgrace of a judge.


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5194. party to case (with attorney)

#justiceforleilianna Your decision to take a little girl from the loving, stable home she was raised in from birth with her grandparents, and place her into the care of her mother, whom was just released from prison with a h/o drug abuse resulted in THE DEATH of said child. DEATH! Of a four year old child. Death is irreversible & your lack of sanity, education, common sense- is the reason. Why didn't you read all of the supporting documents BEFORE the hearing? One of the documents being a SIGNED affidavit from the grandmother basically stating, swearing that the child would be in danger, if she was released to her mother! You were the ONE person that had the power to save this little girls life- you failed her, you took her life just as much as her mother. You should be ashamed of yourself. I am writing this from New York, I have no relation nor do I know, the family that suffered from your ignorant decision. However I will do whatever I can within MY POWER, to make sure that you are never given the power to decide the fate of another child. PS- having people come on here and post bogus, 5 star reviews makes you look even more guilty. I gave you one star because there was no other option, trust me your below a zero.


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2406. witness

I was also in court in February as a potential witness. Judge Haddock is a judge you should avoid like the plague. In one of the cases I observed, the lawyer for the husband in the case was trying (unsuccessfully) to defend against the moral outrage being voiced by the Judge. She was on her soapbox and giving it to the guy. When this lawyer said that they had evidence that the wife was committing adultery during the marriage, the judge said she didn't doubt it. She was sure that the wife had been sleeping around. She basically called the wife a whore and an adulteress with no evidence and no witness testimony. They had 10 witnesses who were held outside the room and not allowed to testify. It was incredible. Later on , she ordered a husband to pay 85% of his monthly take home pay as child support. Without a doubt, anyone who appears before this judge should watch a lot of Judge Judy to get prepared for the theatrics.


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2955. party to case (with attorney)

I don't know where to even begin. The judge was disrespectful, rude and completely unprofessional. She berated me and my ex-wife in regards to parenting of which she had no history. She made assumptions and passed judgement on our integrity based on no facts. She ranted and criticized. Without going into details of the case, she was extremely biased toward women. She threatened to take away our children because the parents did not get along. Duh - That is why we were in divorce court. When I left the courtroom, I could not believe what I had just experienced. I could not speak and when I tried, she would shut me down and degrade me.


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4523. party to case (pro se)

I wrote a previous review regarding Haddock and it was taking down. There was no vulgarity, just strong opinion and comments. I won't rehash the facts because I don't want to invest the time and emotions in dealing with this man-hating egomaniac. I'm not saying this for effect, and I am have no formal experience in diagnosing mental health but Haddock clearly enjoyed her power in dressing me (a man) down in her court. She is Judge Judy on steroids who can't even stay on relevant point. Also notable, she showed clear disregard for the constitution when she ruled that I could not post any picture of my 14-year-old daughter on the Internet, citing child safety and risk of pedophiles and further ruled that I could not even send an image of my daughter as an email attachment or upload pictures to cloud-based storage. Clearly a violation of my first amendment rights. You think there is more to the story? That I posted provocative photos or something? No. She thinks such activity is a safety rick to my child. I could go on forever, but I'll simply defer to a survey of judges who gave here the lowest score among the dozens of judges in the survey in the response to this question: "Does this Judge demonstrate fairness and impartiality in her rulings" The survey is posted on the Tarrant bar page: http://www.tarrantbar.org/UserFiles/files/docs/2013_Judicial_Evaluation%20Summary.pdf 50% of judges who were surveyed answered, "no." Most judges scored in the 80s or 90s, a handful in the 70s and a few outliers in the 60s. She scored 50! An outlier among outliers. That's all you need to know about this woman. Has no business on the bench and is tearing down Dad's and damaging their relationships with their children with each ruling. The woman is on the wrong side of the bench, as she ought to be made to endure the consequences of judgement.


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4841. party to case (with attorney)

I have gone before Judge Haddock twice in 2 years as my ex is attempting to lower his child support. The first time he filed some ridiculous paperwork that even Judge Haddock said she didnt know what exactly he was asking for. She gave him a redo and would not award me attorney fees although I only had to hire this lawyer because I thought he was trying to fight for custody on my daughter. Yesterday I go before Judge Haddock again, the ex refiled to have his child support lowered. He didnt even show up for court. Judge Haddock basically there the case out and said she wouldn't hear it in her courtroom again. But again wouldn't award me attorney fees even though the ex filed for the modification and court date and didnt even show up. I feel Judge Haddock is unfair to everyone. I am a female and I think she just hates people in general. She should at least award attorney fees to the other party when the other keeps wasting everyone time. I am now $7500 in debt from this crap. All because a man that makes $100,000 or more a year doesn't want to help me support his children. I feel our judicial system has failed me and my children something fierce. I would give her less than 1 star if I could.


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5188. other

Judge Haddock has a horrible history of not hearing all sides of a case and taken young children out of good homes and giving them back to mothers who are felons and hard drug abuses. She needs to step down from her bench


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1357. party to case (with attorney)

Overall- The judge was not fair at all-i went to court today to get a divorce from a wife who is very aggressive in terms being physical,using bad words. child is 10 month old- she gave me visitation 2 hr tue and 5 hr on saturday; wife being primary. Now, listen diane haddock, if my son gets mental illness like her mother-I would like to ask you some Qs as to why you made those choices? does it say someplace in Law to have a mental patient raise a child as primary?


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3390. witness

We find that Judge Harris and his Associate Judge Haddock are there to play God and are in fact bullies. We have viewed 2 supposed hearings both scheduled for 1-4 hours in length to present evidence, testimony, etc. and none of those were allowed. Judge Haddock questioned one attorney about where he went to law school and when he replied SMU, she said 'well you went to a better school than I did'. Her ruling was not based on anything other than the fact that she could make it and was biased at best as there was no testimony allowed, in fact no one was allowed to speak. She gave the wrong age of the child involved, told grandparent they shouldn't want to raise a kid, just be happy being grandparents. Judge Harris is no better, he does not allow testimony, and there is NEVER that we are able to discern a 'record' at any hearing. When counsel asked if they could get the parties names on the record, the judge said 'Why, do you think I'm going to go behind you and change what is in the four corners of the document"? He then said to the attorney, 'counselor, the correct answer is No, and there is no record of this proceeding'. If you are ever in a position to have to be in these courts, do your best to RUN, or just give up because you certainly are not going to be heard by either of these bullies of the judicial system. They are neither impartial nor respectful to litigants.


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4378. witness

It is pretty obvious this Judge only cares about the "Mommy", and not about the welfare of the child. Does not care about any testimonies (wouldn't let any be heard). Unbelievable!!! She is very biased against the fathers that come before her in her court room. Daddy's beware request another judge if you can.


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931. other

I am extremely disappointed in your unprofessional demeanor as of late. You show lack of objectivity and professionalism when you fail to listen to all sides in a professional manner and make disparaging of the participants by your assumptions rather than fact. While you may have been very helpful to many, your behavior just may have hurt many others. Maybe a break from such a stressful position would serve our community better. When a judge starts using abusive statements in the courtroom it is time to step down.


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5197. other

She is a evil person she's the reason a four year old girl was tortured & beaten to death


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5204. other

My parents were denied custody of my niece Leiliana Rose Wright and now she is died. It was felt that she should remain with the person who ultimately took her life. We were advised to not go in front of the judge because it was a waste of time. The documents had to be reviewed by the judge though. Step down Judge Harris and Judge Haddock!


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3249. attorney (non-profit practice)

I agree with number 24. You know she will not interview children as required. You know that if you represent the working parent that you will lose half your income at temp orders. You know that she rules before evidence is heard. And you know that orders will never be modified. And you know she's an associate judge bc her boss relies on her to pay for his reelection campaigns. And you know that her boss will never grant an appeal bc she is sugar judge....eg money to pay for campaigns.


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5205. party to case (with attorney)

Today 4/11/16 I was in front Judge Haddock for the third time. She is not a good judge that cares for the best interest of the child. She use her power to abuse a care father, she also is very rude, and some kind disrespectfully with everyone. She dismiss my case twice one for a motion back to 2014 and today the request of temp. orders. She don't deserve to be in the bench she need to quit or the State of Texas need to take her off the chair. She need to respect the citizen, because she been in the chair for our taxes, if the citizen don't pay taxes she don't have a job. A family judge need to protect the child no use the judiciary power to do whatever the they wants. Some Tarrant County attorney when I told 233 court don't take the case for the fact some attorneys no want to deal with her. Everyone in this Court talk bad about her. Everyone say she is a rude judge,ect. In my opinion if I get this types of feedback I quit my job.


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5218. attorney (non-profit practice)

Haddock needs to be removed from the bench before another child dies


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5581. party to case (with attorney)

This court favors the mother period. It's a no win for the Father. I did everything in my power for shared custody. I found out the mother's Father is a child molester and the courts did nothing to protect my daughter. CPS neglected to inform me the biological father the mother provided a false name to protect her dad. Recently a child was killed the mother's boyfriend beat the child to death. Haddock let this happen knowing the child was in danger. Judge Harris will not over rule anything she says. If your in this court your screwed.


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6523. witness

very rude and condescending, rolls her eyes and doesn't look interested or as if she is even listening


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51. party to case (with attorney)

Thank you Judge Haddock for recognizing tha we really did not want a divorce and helping us find ways to make our marriage work. Your insight and gentleness meant that our child will not come from a broken home.


5

371. attorney (private practice)

Always professional, kind and smart. This is the most efficient court in the system.


5

755. attorney (private practice)

Thank you Judge Haddock for your generosity to the children of this county. You always put children first sharing your time, talents and treasure. Because of you, your court family and your immediate family there were many children that were happy Christmas morning. Because you never announce your kindness, few know of your kindness. I wanted people to know.


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819. party to case (pro se)

I recently wrote Judge Haddock a letter about the impact she made in the life of my child over 5 years ago. I wanted her to know that because of her decision, my child has thrived despite the abuse and abandonment of his mother. I want everyone to know that Judge Haddock is a judge of strength and wisdom and my son and I are so grateful that she was the judge in our case. I thank God above for her everyday.


5

1475. party to case (with attorney)

Judge Haddock is the finest person on the bench today. My family depended on her wisdom, straight talk and fair decisions. I'm a school teacher and on a daily basis what divorce does to families. This judge cuts through the spin and goes straight to the path to best help the kids. She is a woman to be admired and thanked.


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3037. courthouse employee

We are currently involved in a case in front of Judge Haddock that will be returning to her court in the very near future so I don't want to say more than is appropriate. I found this judge to be courteous, respectful, willing to listen (as long as it wasn't for excuses) and generally fair. I can tell you that based on experiences with my own divorce and that of my spouse, I find her pleasant. In this case, a couple of years ago, we were in front of Judge Harris, and he went OFF on the opposing party in this case. He actually yelled and gave the other party plenty of warning and chances to edit the paperwork submitted that applied to income to help decide child support. The documents were completely fraudulent and Harris had NO problem calling B.S. when it was deserved. My spouse has been in front of other Judges in Tarrant County with the other parent of their daughter, as we were dragged back to court (we had custody) every two years with the exact same complaint and never did the ex prevail But it was maddening to pay attorney fees every single time and each and every attorney told us that no judge will award attorney fees in family court. This last time, we'd had enough... the child was about to turn 18 so my spouse decided to let the attorney present their case and then when given the chance to speak to the judge, decided to explain what we'd endured and was awarded attorney fees finally. Sadly, our high paid attorney (certainly not the brilliant attorney we use for this current case and the previous two court visits it involves) interrupted and stated there was nothing else to say so the judge only awarded half... but stated that the attorney is the one that cost us by interrupting (in truth, I feel he was unprepared...imho) So those of you who are complaining about the judges and attorneys I hope this statement is accepted as it's meant- I've been in a position now to see these cases from a couple of different angles as a party to the case and rarely are we unbiased and able to see all the errors WE have also made, and instead can only see how horrible the other party has been. Doesn't mean you're wrong, just means that sometimes the issues in family court are just too personal for us to be able to be objective, no matter how hard we may try. The judges are tired of baby sitting us over petty issues and using our children to punish each other and lie, cheat, steal and ruin the livers of each other just to get what WE want. . Truthfully, there are days that I think it WOULD be better if the opposing party would just go away... but that ultimately wouldn't be better for the child, even though watching a parent go in and out of a kids life is horrible. Judges don't want to help you decide which pan you get and which sheet set your spouse gets. Until we all stop this behavior, we can't expect the judges not to blow up here and there. As for the military person- I'm sorry for the disrespect you felt and I thank you for your service. I also think the Judge (probably- but I don't know her) meant no dis respect, but was just trying to point out that when people or support is missing for a child, it really DOES NOT MATTER WHY. The kids don't care why, the judge know that they are missing a parent, or they're not getting enough to eat, or they don't get new clothes. THATS what matters most. I feel overall, even when I've been unhappy with court room results, the judges we've faced in Tarrant County have done a good job...especially Haddock.


5

3139. attorney (private practice)

Always prepared, smart, efficient and respectful. I can tell my clients with confidence what to expect. There are no surprises. That is all I need to represent my clients.


5

3140. attorney (private practice)

Always prepared, smart, efficient and respectful. I can tell my clients with confidence what to expect. There are no surprises. That is all I need to represent my clients.


5

4303. party to case (with attorney)

Judge Haddock seen the pain in my eyes, I seen that she wanted to help me but it was impossible because of laws and regulations I requested a drug test for the other party in a custody case and she denied it. She denied it because I had no proof or evidence or witness. Well I do have witness my youngest brother that also uses drugs and he doesn't want to throw my ex under the bus. Also that is the reason I am currently divorcing him. He was abusive and controlling. But still I pray for her every night. I still ask God for her heart to be receptive. Her eyes wide open to see beyond. I want you to know Judge Haddock that since our past court day I have been praying for you every night. God Bless You. We have to understand that God always has a plan. God has a plan and he never fell us!


5

5153. courthouse employee

Terrific compassionate caring


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6713. other

Leslie Johnston, how can you monitor this website and not know the truth of your employer?


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6878. party to case (with attorney)

This judge is absolutely horrible. Even though the case went in the direction of my sons decision, she wouldn't listen from the beginning. My son was 16 at the time and had not seen his father for 7 years. No contact. Judge Haddock would not even speak with my son in private or in the court room. She didn't even want to know his age or the circumstances. $10,000 later & several stressful moments for everyone, we finally went before her. As soon as she heard my sons age & that his father hasn't had any contact with him for 7 years, she sided with my son. She told his father "shame on you" for not even sending him anything for birthdays & Christmas. Or for even contacting him." My issue with her is she could have saved all of us stress, heartache, money & time by hearing him from the beginning. Shame on you Judge for not listening to the child. Every court I've ever heard of listens to the child. Not you. You caused him more grief & stress.


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7127. party to case (pro se)

6878, she didn't want to save money and time she wanted to rack up fees for her attorney buddies that help her stay employed and I'm sure do favors. After all she was once one of them, the longer they make it take and the more court dates the better it is for them, it's not about your child or your best interest


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7348. other

I read all of the statements and cant believe this was the same court I was in. I witnessed nothing but civil legal proceedings. Maybe sometimes people are having a bad time so everything seems bad. But I was honored to be in that court.


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7857. witness

Horrible judge period needs to be removed from office.


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8357. party to case (pro se)

I was very please that someone finally heard me and really wanted to help me.


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