Hon. José A. Suarez See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
District Court
Hartford County
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Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. José A. Suarez



Comment #: CT321
Judge Suarez is a complete nightmare and disaster. He violates state and federal law and ignores the Constitution. He allowed my autistic son to miss over 200 days of school when with his very troubled mother, allowed her divorce counsel to exploit my son and commit fraud, which cost our town over $180,000 to respond to. He was abusive on the bench and openly lied in his motions. He acted without jurisdiction and released my son's medical information to the public in violation of state and federal law and HIPAA. He needs to be removed from the bench.


Comment #: CT137
Judge Suarez should be immediately removed from family court and never be allowed to return. This judge has no clue when it comes to the actual best interests of families and children and his orders make no practical or logical sense. His "orders" often contain glaring gaps and personal conjecture - rather than being based on any evidence or fact. He allows attorneys to assassinate the character of parents based on little more than falsehoods, and never focuses on a parent's ability to be one. Simply awful and deplorable. Judges like this have no business being in a family courtroom.


Comment #: CT53
Judge Suarez failed to weigh all of the evidence evenly. He cut me off during my rebuttal testimony, so that I did not get a chance to fully defend myself against the accusations of the other party.

His memorandum had holes in it. As a Family Judge, he should have favored my son's best interest more. He failed to award weekend time to me (his mother), and became disgruntled when I went back to ask for a modification so that I can establish weekend visits. Needless to say, he did not do his job.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CT4
An absolute gentleman. Quiet with a scholarly demeanor, but a nice sense of humor. Fair and balanced. He will patiently listen. Decent human being. Great jurist.