Hon. Thomas M. Durkin See Rating Details
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Average Rating:9.7 - 2 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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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 34624
Judge Durkin is often called a lawyer’s judge. He is even handed in his rulings and fair. He does consider the pleadings and applies the law well. Generally, at oral argument, you’ll be able to tell where he’s leaning with his questions, but he will also give the lawyers a lot of room to argue their case.


Comment #: 21289
Who gave this judge the authority to change the law on gay marriage? The law says that gays can't get married until June 1, 2014, and this jerk makes a special ruling so that a couple of gays can break the rules and get married now because one of them is terminal. Can he just go around changing the rules to suit his own beliefs? If judges have this kind of power, then the U.S. is in bigger trouble than I thought. He should be disbarred!