Hon. Kevin Tierney See Rating Details
District Court
Fairfield County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.1 - 8 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 3 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. Kevin Tierney


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CT429
He should not be allowed to sit on the bench.


Comment #: CT428
Blatantly biased, legislates From the Bench in favor of the plaintiffs represented by foreclosure Mills and should be disbarred. Has admitted to hav to having an economic interest in the financial institutions wherein he is thr presiding judge. There exists evidence in the form of transcripts where he has rule in a foreclosure matter against the homeowner contrary to prior rulings under the same circumstances. In one case he was clear that he had no subject matter jurisdiction but that he was going to do everything in his power to make sure that the homeowner lost the case and his home. Without a doubt these are grounds for this parment and possible Criminal Charges.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CT409
Judge Tierney is smart, no doubt about that. The problem is he fell the need to prove he is smart to the assemble multitude. That can create problems. His opinions are well researched, but can be a little bit more cutting than he needs to be. He won't let you do a half assed job.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CT337
Judge Tierney is not steady in the courtroom.


Comment #: CT336
Judge Tierney in Stamford, CT - August 2017
He is a mess. Hard to follow, bizarre behaviour. The comments on this sight are all believable but some years have passed and it seems he is more than just self absorbed. The fact that he hit a marshal while driving into the court parking area without stopping, is more than alarming. Read that story and then observe him in a courtroom - he should be forced to take some time off for a mental evaluation.


Comment #: CT262
Rating:Not Rated
Clearly intelligent, but with peculiar mannerisms. Seemingly angry by default.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CT231
I have probably had 100 cases before Judge Tierney and knew him when he was a lawyer. He almost always understands the case right away and his decisions are generally on target. His temperament is a little out of control but I have seen much worse. He is not malicious. Just overworked.


Comment #: CT223
It is a rare thing to be in the presence of someone who is an expert and commands his area of knowledge to such a degree that no one dares question him, and there is no one else of a higher level of expertise to go to to judge his performance.
Truly awe inspiring!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CT88
Judge Tierney is unique. He is very intelligent, hard working and expects others to be the same. Woe to an attorney, and to his or her client,if that attorney is not prepared. It is a pleasure to try a case before him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CT33
Self-absorbed to the max. Needs to make everything about himself, and spends way too much time making matters complicated rather than resolving issues. Needs to be the smartest person in the room and by so doing wastes the time and money of both attorneys and clients. He is also mean-spirited and a bully.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CT18
He must have Aspergers.

His opinions on legal issues are well-written.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CT10
Ego is out of control. He takes over the entire proceedings and makes everything about him. He lacks mercy and proper application of the law