Hon. Petrese B. Tucker (Chief Judge) See Rating Details
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Average Rating:4.5 - 6 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%)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating

What others have said about Hon. Petrese B. Tucker (Chief Judge)


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13292
Do not find her bright, do not find her fair, do not find her punctual, do not find her caring. Moving cases along with minimal effort.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12480
I do civil litigation, and I would have to agree with the commentator who called Judge Tucker biased toward the government. In civil litigation I have found her biased toward the authority figure be it the government or a corporation. In cases I've had before her, she was unconcerned with injustices to individuals and was willing to make intellectually dishonest rulings to achieve results that favored the business or government. In her favor, I will say her disposition seemed fair. I did not see her insult or be abusive toward people.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12423
I wish that the Philadelphia judges would have a bit more tollerance of non-Philadelphia based attroenys positions in light of all the police corruption going on in Philadelphia. What are we to think when we are shut out of court and it doesn't even seem that a simple argument has been acknowledged by the Court?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 6550
Tucker is a completely biased judge. I don't know how she was ever appointed to the federal bench - she should have stayed at the state level. Not fair with the defense and totally pro-government.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 6514
A very thoughtful, careful and conscientious judge. A thinker who tries to achieve the most just result. A complement to the Federal bench.