Hon. Thomas J. Nixon See Rating Details
Superior Court
Alameda County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.3 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 2 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 J. Nixon


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA51991
Rating:Not Rated
You want Nixon!! One of the best judges you want to experience. Fair as all hell and gives what he gets. So be good. Loved being in his courtroom. You're the BOMB Nixon!!!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA42270
Judge Nixon is knowledgeable in the law and unbiased as a family court jurist. His decision making process was well reasoned and unbiased as to the parties. His intuitiveness in addressing the best interests of a child in the midst of a difficult custody battle is to be admired.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA30228
Perpetrated judicial malfeasance and color of law abuses by the court to perpetuate frauds on the court. Unconcerned with CAL. SUPREME COURT binding law. He makes a mockery of justice and fairness. Refused to vacate void orders. Illiterate of family law limitations.
Ridiculous rulings that did not address the issues before the court. Is he drunk on his power ? He was not even handed.


Comment #: CA30226
Judge has no understanding of family law legal issues presented to him. He does not understand the concept of void orders, issued without fundamental jurisdiction. Nor does he understand unfairness and frauds on the court when it slaps him in the face. The court can not confer Jurisdiction on prohibited parties. (See CRC Rule 5.16) Lack of service , notice ir joinder results in void orders, not voidable orders. He had legal duties that he failed to obey. He is either corrupt or incompetent and show be removed from office.


Comment #: CA16307
Judge Nixon adjudicated a long-cause trial that I was involved in. He was incredibly attentive, asking questions of both witnesses and from litigants, and was fair and evenhanded in his conduct in trial. The attorneys clearly had a high degree of respect for his abilities as a judge as well.