Here are the rankings of 15 municipal court judges based on a 2009 Columbus Bar Association poll.

Here's how the 15 Franklin County Municipal Court judges rate, according to a poll by the Columbus Bar Association. Judges received scores-one (poor), two (weak), three (acceptable), four (generally strong), five (excellent)-in five categories: objectivity, judicial temperament, legal knowledge, sentencing and timeliness. The following are the overall rankings, plus ratings for each category.

OVERALL

1. H. William Pollitt Jr. 4.4

1. Anne Taylor 4.4

3. Paul Herbert 4.3

3. Scott VanDerKarr 4.3

5. Ted Barrows 4.2

6. David Tyack 4.1

7. Michael Brandt 3.9

7. Harland Hale 3.9

9. Janet Grubb 3.8

10. Carrie Glaeden 3.7

11. Julia Dorrian 3.5

12. James Green 3.4

12. Andrea Peeples 3.4

14. W. Dwayne Maynard 3.3

15. Amy Salerno 2.7

Average 3.8

OBJECTIVITY

1. H. William Pollitt Jr. 4.4

2. Ted Barrows 4.3

2. Paul Herbert 4.3

2. Anne Taylor 4.3

5. David Tyack 4.2

5. Scott VanDerKarr 4.2

7. Michael Brandt 3.8

7. Janet Grubb 3.8

7. Harland Hale 3.8

10. Carrie Glaeden 3.7

11. Julia Dorrian 3.6

11. W. Dwayne Maynard 3.6

13. Andrea Peeples 3.5

14. James Green 3.4

15. Amy Salerno 2.9

Average 3.9

JUDICIAL TEMPERAMENT

1. Paul Herbert 4.5

1. Anne Taylor 4.5

3. H. William Pollitt Jr. 4.4

4. Ted Barrows 4.3

4. David Tyack 4.3

4. Scott VanDerKarr 4.3

7. Julia Dorrian 3.9

7. Harland Hale 3.9

9. Carrie Glaeden 3.8

10. Michael Brandt 3.7

10. W. Dwayne Maynard 3.7

10. Andrea Peeples 3.7

13. James Green 3.5

13. Janet Grubb 3.5

15. Amy Salerno 2.9

Average 3.9

LEGAL KNOWLEDGE

1. Anne Taylor 4.3

2. Ted Barrows 4.2

2. H. William Pollitt Jr. 4.2

2. Scott VanDerKarr 4.2

5. Janet Grubb 4.1

6. Paul Herbert 4.0

7. Michael Brandt 3.9

7. Harland Hale 3.9

7. David Tyack 3.9

10. Carrie Glaeden 3.7

11. Julia Dorrian 3.5

11. James Green 3.5

13. W. Dwayne Maynard 3.4

14. Andrea Peeples 3.2

15. Amy Salerno 2.4

Average 3.8

SENTENCING

1. H. William Pollitt Jr. 4.4

2. Anne Taylor 4.3

2. Scott VanDerKarr 4.3

4. Paul Herbert 4.2

5. David Tyack 4.1

6. Ted Barrows 3.9

6. Michael Brandt 3.9

6. Harland Hale 3.9

9. Janet Grubb 3.8

10. Carrie Glaeden 3.4

11. Julia Dorrian 3.2

11. W. Dwayne Maynard 3.2

11. Andrea Peeples 3.2

14. James Green 3.0

14. Amy Salerno 3.0

Average 3.7

TIMELINESS

1. Ted Barrows 4.4

2. Paul Herbert 4.3

2. H. William Pollitt Jr. 4.3

2. Anne Taylor 4.3

2. Scott VanDerKarr 4.3

6. David Tyack 4.2

7. Michael Brandt 4.0

7. Janet Grubb 4.0

9. Carrie Glaeden 3.9

10. James Green 3.7

10. Harland Hale 3.7

12. Julia Dorrian 3.5

13. Andrea Peeples 3.1

14. W. Dwayne Maynard 2.6

15. Amy Salerno 2.5

Average 3.8

This story appeared in the September 2009 issue of Columbus Monthly.