Hon. Ted C. Tow See Rating Details
District Judge
District Court
Adams County
17th Judicial District
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.9 - 4 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. Ted C. Tow



Comment #: CO266
Formed an opinion early in the hearing and no amount of evidence could sway his decision. Very biased towards women in divorce proceedings - a real throwback to the 80's. Arrogant and overbearing.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CO248
An excellent brilliant Judge. Controls his courtroom well.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CO240
horrible judge. granted defendant's motion for summary judgment a few days before trial, even though it had been pending for months, and didn't even bother trying to follow the law. biased in favor of big corporations. If you represent individuals and draw this judge, you're screwed. Corporate defendants rest easy, he'll grant your summary judgment motion.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CO208
This judge spent a portion of the court proceedings on his cell phone, and appeared to be texting. His ruling was biased, and he even ignored statutes with regard to the child support order, e.g. CRS 14-10-115(12). Judge Tow stated at the end of the trial that there were clear problems with the parenting plan, yet his ruling did not make a single change to the parenting plan. He only changed items which did not directly impact the situation or the children, such as dependent exemptions. It did not matter to Judge Tow that the children's father was behind in his payments for thousands of dollars in child support, had utilized the mother for free child care for years, and was not even utilizing half of his parenting time, and yet he did not see fit to adjust the parenting plan from 50/50. My guess is that this judge has been recently divorced, and is taking his animosity out on females, while granting deadbeat fathers everything that they wish without any evidence to support his rulings.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CO207
He was texting on his phone, and it kept going off throughout the trial. At the end, he stated that he had to shut it off, but I'm a part of the texting generation, and I know the difference. He ruled in favor of the father, and didn't even follow the law within parts of his ruling.