Hon. Thomas F. Mulvahill See Rating Details
District Judge
District Court
Boulder County
20th Judicial District
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 4 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 F. Mulvahill



Comment #: CO370
Has no idea of what psychological abuse and terror is. Even though the police have been called 5 times in my case, refused to give me a protection order because he said there was no imminent danger since the police stopped any interactions. He should be required to take a class on abused women. I believe he is a mysoginist and should not be hearing cases involving protective orders for women.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CO362
This judge is kind, caring and human. I have seen him treat disabled people with incredible kindness and compassion. He runs his courtroom efficiently, he has a sense of humor--he really cares about the people who appear before him. As he's been on the bench longer he sometimes just seems sick of the people who cannot cooperate in raising their children, etc. I'm not saying I blame him, but putting up with that is part of the job. I hope he's not getting burned out. Overall a great judge.


Comment #: CO360
Rating:Not Rated
I am a mother that appeared before this judge. I am a mother that divorced a pathological liar.

This judge gave the pathological liar more custody.

Narcissism tends to be awarded in this judges court room.

This judge also used Munshenhausen by Proxy on me too ridiculously unprofessional and god like behavior in his courtroom.

I will not let your selfishness and need to hurt mothers destroy my child and I hope you return to private practice and get the hell out of the court room

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CO348
Rating:Not Rated
Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy can not be determined in his courtroom nor Is he qualified as a judge to make this determination the JCJD approved his abuse of cannons in the court room someone needs to get the DA and FBI in his courtroom he is using the courtroom to his pleasure because he likes to punish mothers

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CO343
This judge is completely inappropriate to be on family law cases that involved children with special needs. He determines that mothers have Munchausen syndrome by proxy in the court room and is completely against all rules of the canons - someone needs to stop him before a child is killded


Comment #: CO338
He is fair and takes a second look at cases.


Comment #: CO315
Judge Mulvahill consistently demonstrates a commitment to his profession -- on time; prepared; even-handed; and tries to do the right thing. Colorado sure could use far more judges like Judge Mulvahill!


Comment #: CO233
Judge Mulvahill feels it is appropriate to allow pro se parties to file ex parte motions on routine procedural matters and further feels he is justified in ruling on said motions without the need for any kind of responsive pleadings. Hubris has no place on the bench and it would behoove him to remember that being represented by counsel does not invalidate your right to be heard by the court.