Hon. Thomas P. Anderle See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Santa Barbara County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.3 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* 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=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)


Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)


Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)
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What others have said about Hon. Thomas P. Anderle


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Litigant

Comment #: CA5390
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I wish I'd known of this resource before having a case before this judge. My experience duplicates the unfavorable comments already posted. Because of this judge, I was required to incur additional and unnecessary expense for no good reason other than his whim. He is either clueless as to the purpose served by certain processes or doesn't care and thus chooses to make things needlessly difficult. Avoid his court if you can!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4831
Rating:9.3
Comments:
This judge seems to be really flexible and entertaining at the same time. The one case I have had before him, he apologized numerous times that I was last on the calendar and thanked me for my patience. He even kind of went easier on me because of this, and said that he would be patient with us because we were patient with him. While that may be somewhat trivial, it was nice to be treated with dignity and respect by a judge.

The case that I have had in front of him has been pretty messed up, as one of the parties hasn't followed his orders and the other party has failed to come to court at all. Despite being peeved about the situation, the judge has handled it by treating the situation with the seriousness that it deserves without losing his temper or treating us like children (as some judges seem to prefer to do).

Also, while waiting to be heard, I saw a pro se litigant in his courtroom go off on the opposing counsel. He did a great job of defusing the situation and following the rules of court, while at the same time allowing the pro se litigant a fair opportunity to be heard on the matters relevant to the hearing.

Overall, he is probably one of the better judges that I have appeared in front of. Know your stuff before you appear in his courtroom, because he pays attention to detail and will ask you direct questions that you have to answer, but he won't throw a temper tantrum if the situation is not ideal.

Litigant

Comment #: CA4828
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
In an attempt to collect child support that is years overdue, I hired an attorney, and the letter of the law was followed, which required filing a notice of delinquency and having it personally served. The notice provided that should the respondent fail to respond, a writ of execution would issue. The respondent defaulted, but this judge would not issue the writ, saying that he wanted a hearing. This required more time and money, and completely nullified the purpose of the notice of delinquency. It seems that this judge favors deadbeat dads, and that the clogged courts and extreme legal expenses are non-issues for him.

Litigant

Comment #: CA26
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He appears to be even-tempered but his rulings show otherwise, as well as his actions if you dare to question him. He does not follow the law if he does not like you and does not read the pleadings so as to give some modicum of fairness. He is punitive and into power and control in the worst way. He cares nothing of the harm his angry temper can cause to others.