D'Metria Benson

With the fourth fundraiser for D’Metria Benson scheduled for September 23, 2014, attorneys who practice before D’Metria in County Court at Law Number One continue to feel pressured to give. D’Metria continues to solicit funds from attorneys who practice in her court and who have previously donated to this campaign.

Campaign fund raising strategies often include a ‘last minute’ appeal. The question is, was this urgent last minute need for donations, conceived in conjunction with the first solicitation in May of 2013. Did D’Metria have a Four Fundraiser Strategy from day one? That would be consistent with campaign strategies historically employed which automatically include an urgent last call request for donations/contributions.

 

 

D’Metria Benson County Court at Law Number One
Dallas Bar Association 2013 Judicial Poll

D’Metria Benson Ratings Per Question
Number of Responses Excellent Acceptable Needs Improvement No Opinion
Is this judge prepared for hearings and trial? 283 8% 12% 79% 1%
Does this judge issue opinions and orders without unnecessary delay? 284 6% 15% 76% 2%
Is this judge impartial? 282 9% 12% 77% 2%
Does this judge demonstrate adequate knowledge of the law? 281 6% 5% 88% 1%
Does this judge demonstrate a proper judicial temperament and demeanor? 284 7% 11% 80% 2%
Do you approve of this judge’s overall performance? 287 7% 7% 86% 0%

 

D’Metria Benson County Court at Law Number One
Dallas Bar Association 2011 Judicial Poll

D’Metria Benson
Number of Responses Excellent Acceptable Needs Improvement No Opinion
Is this judge prepared for hearings and trial? 379 9% 13% 75% 3%
Does this judge issue opinions and orders without unnecessary delay? 365 10% 13% 73% 4%
Is this judge impartial. 364 10% 12% 74% 3%
Does this Judge demonstrate an adequate knowledge of the law? 362 7% 8% 83% 1%
Does this Judge demonstrate a proper Judicial Temperment and Demeanor? 363 8% 15% 74% 2%
Do you approve of this Judge’s overall performance? 365 7% 7% 84% 1%

 

D’Metria Benson County Court at Law Number One
Dallas Bar Association 2009 Judicial Poll

 D’Metria Benson Number of Responses Excellent Acceptable Needs Improvement No Opinion
Is this judge prepared for hearings and trial? 275 8% 14% 76% 3%
Does this judge issue opinions and orders without unnecessary delay? 275 8% 15% 72% 5%
Is this judge impartial. 271 9% 12% 76% 4%
Does this Judge demonstrate an adequate knowledge of the law? 272 6% 10% 82% 2%
Does this Judge demonstrate a proper Judicial Temperment and Demeanor? 270 6% 17% 73% 3%
Do you approve of this Judge’s overall performance? 275 6% 82% 81% 1%

 

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Dallas County Judicial Evaluation Poll

Is D’Metria Benson Impartial?*
2013: 77% Needs Improvement
2011: 74% Needs Improvement
2009: 76% Needs Improvement

 

 

2013 D’Metria Benson Political Contributions Above $5,000 (Link Here) (Here 1/15/14) 2013 D’Metria Benson Political Contributions Law Firm $500 (Link Here)(Here 1/15/14) 2010 D’Metria Benson Political Contributions Above $1,000 (Link Here and Here)
2009 D’Metria Benson Political Contributions Above $1,000 (Link Here)(Here)
The Law Offices of Van Shaw: $5,000Frank Branson P.C. $5,000Haynes & Boone PAC $5,000

 

Lisa Blue Baron $5,000

 

Baron & Budd PC: $2,000

 

Domingo Garcia: $2500

 

Joe Kendall: Kendall Law Firm: $2500

 

Gary Berman $2,500
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Bickel & Brewer $2500

 

Melodee Armstrong $2500

 

Miller Weisbrod $2500

 

Vinson Elkins $2,000

 

Karen Brooks $2500

Payma Kuhnel & Smith $1500

Baker Botts Amicus Fund $1,000

Deans & Lyon $1, 000

Edward Samson $1,000

Scott Frenkel: Frenkel & Frenkel $1,000

Haynes & Boone PAC: $1,000

Gloria Akin $1,000

Michale Payma $1,000

Henley & Henley $1, 000

Ben Abbot P.C. $1,000

Shamoon & Norman: $1,000

Lynn, Tillotson Pinker & Cox, LLC: $1000

Freeman & Feiger $1000

Deans & Lyon $1000

Sharmoren & Norman $1000

Dunn Shehan $1000

John Howie $1000

Ben Martin $1000

Leon Carter $1000

Majanad & Abusaad $3836 Food for campaign event

Lewis LeClaire $1000

 

Fears & NachawatiCarrington Coleman 

JacksonWalker

Eberstein & Witherite

Settle & Pou

McKey Morrison & Sanchez

Johnston Tobey

Sommerman & Quesada

Dunn Shehan

Hunton & Williams $500

Fears & Nachawati (again)

Grady Chandler

Gilbert Mediations

Vassalo & Salazar

Scottie Ashley

Tom McCrory $750

Marc Lenahan

Thompson & Knight

The Marge Law Fimr

Mastrogiovani, Schorsch & Meskey

Korn Bodick & Diaz

Eberstein & Witherite

Tom Carse

Kristina Kastl

Jahid Niaz

Kane Russell Coleman & Logan

 

 

Kendall Law Group $5,000Law Offices Van Shaw $2500 

Miller, Cortis & Weisbrod $2,500

Ralph Canada $1,000

Rad Law Firm $1,000

Payma Kuhnel & Smith $1,000

Freidman & Feiger $1,000

Michael Metcalf $1,000

Fulbright & Jaworski $1,000

Munck Carter $1,000 (Leon Carter) now with Munck Wilson Mandala

Carl Tillery

Grant & Hicks

Gary G. Berman

Mitchell Goff Mitchell

Baron & Budd $5,000

 

Frank Branson $5,000

 

Haynes & Boone $5,000

 

Ben F. Abbott $5,000

 

Vinson & Elkins $2,000

 

Buchannan & Bellan $2,000

 

Stephen Malouf $1,000 (Link Here)

 

*It should be noted that D’Metria Benson perceives herself to be “fair” and “impartial.”  D’Metria describes herself as “fair” and “impartial” on her campaign website over seven times!