Hon. D. Tyler Tharpe See Rating Details
Superior Court
Fresno County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.3 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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=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. D. Tyler Tharpe



Comment #: CA27225
Rating:Not Rated
He was not a fair judge. He seems to have a tendency to support powerful business .

Court Staff

Comment #: CA22186
Rating:Not Rated
He hates pro se litigants. Will ignore the law to protect his friends, which make up the local voters (the attorneys). He has friends up the street at the appeals court so they tend to uphold his rulings. Even if unlawful.


Comment #: CA13514
Agree with the wolf pack comment. His orders are appealable and many are void.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA13230
Rating:Not Rated
He is part of the wolf pack with other attorneys! WILL turn his cheek! Shady! Ya, that's you D..Tyler...


Comment #: CA12711
On the record said part of a decision in family court was made due to a previous felony. The person does not have a felony and never has. You would think a judge, when making a decision based on someone's "criminal record" should at least know how to read a criminal record. Also based decision on the only 2 entries on said record a 20 year old charge and a 12 year old DISMISSED charge. Clearly perjury in family court makes no difference even when it's proven in black and white. How do they sleep at night knowing they tear families apart with no real evidence produced.
Come on Fresno let's get some judges that actually listen and not check boxes or take the mediators reports and convert them into judgements.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3702
Great human ability to listen and apply the law with fairness and quality.