Hon. Thomas M. Rose See Rating Details
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Average Rating:4.1 - 5 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. Thomas M. Rose


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9377
In a jury trial, this Judge failed to understand and implement the rules of evidence. Also, failed to appreciate the effect of his rulings on the trial. Biased toward corporations and the traditional Republican line.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9375
Judge Rose is a disaster on large, complex civil cases. His rulings are untimely and inconsistent and usually wrong. His decisions seem largely to be made by a career lawclerk who does not appear to have any practical litigation experience. Stay out of his courtroom if possible.


Comment #: 2601
Needs to be removed. Stated "there is no fundamental liberty interest for Americans meeting foreigners for relationships".

Nobody like that should occupy the bench. The USA went to war over Nazi judges who thought this way.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1818
Gave him a clear cut issue in our favor, he passed it off to the magistrate for some cover. Got a B.S. opinion with no real analysis and he quickly adopted it. Seems to want to keep his fingerprints off the tough issues, but still give the government breaks whenever he can.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1593
Judge Rose was very patient with a very difficult client. Was flexible and helpful in attmepting to resolve some issues on teh clients behalf without "judging" the defendant becasue of the problems in the case. A generally newer Federal Judge, comming from being a Judge in Common Pleas. Seems to appreciate the problems of a practcing attorney.