Hon. Mary E. Sommer See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
District Court
Fairfield County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.1 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Mary E. Sommer


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Litigant

Comment #: CT352
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge is an embarrassment to the CT judicial system. She needs to be terminated from her position and needs to see a psychiatrist. I agree with the other posters and now don't feel so alone. She is nasty, doesn't listen, interrupts, refuses to see evidence, yells, makes rude comments, is demeaning, and involves herself in areas that are not her expertise, and then apologizes. Such an embarrassment. Remove her immediately!!! Where is her Supervisor???

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CT351
Rating:1.1
Comments:
A disgusting, miserable, human being.

Other

Comment #: CT350
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Mary Sommer should not be allowed to be in our legal system. She is clearly prejudice against father and even willing to go against other judges to achieve that prejudice. She creates orders that cause confusion and that don't make sense. She doesn't follow the law. She scowls and has a horrible temperament.
She's an absolutely horrible judge.

Litigant

Comment #: CT348
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
The monster needs to step down.
Go back to the hole she crawled out of.
She is a miserable witch.

Litigant

Comment #: CT344
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This woman shouldn't be allowed to judge a drag queen beauty contest let-alone someones life.How can you make a decision when you refuse to listen to both sides.I guess we know who wears the pants in her house.I feel bad for her husband having to wake up to that thing every morning.The woman should be thrown out of the legal justice system.

Other

Comment #: CT339
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have one question? WHY IS JUDGE SOMMER still allowed to be on the stand.
I can't believe she feels she is GOD, sorry a robe does not give you that authority. She will long be gone while her decision has changed my life for ever. I am speaking as the defendant I was NOT allowed to speak at all, she threatened me with HIGH sanctions if I did speak. NONE of my evidence was looked at or submitted nor was I able to speak. She is a disgrace as a human and should be removed immediately. Her decisions and poor judgment has put a burden on me beyond belief. If it did not happen to me I would not believe it. People like her is why the justice system in our country just doesn't work, it is unfair and a complete mockery.

Other

Comment #: CT338
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I was in court on 8/14/17.
Sommer allowed my ex to speak first because it was her motion.My ex went on for 10 minutes, when I wanted to speak she told me to be quiet. When I tried to speak sommer threatened me with contempt and sanctions.Didn't want to hear my side at all.She is the most unfair judge I have ever been in front of.I will be filing a grievance.
She needs counseling on how to be a judge and a human-being.She should be fired.HORRIBLE WOMAN.

Other

Comment #: CT331
Rating:1.0
Comments:
How do you go about hurting someone's life because you're tired and overwhelmed and overworked. If that's the case Judge Mary Sommer. Step down from the bench. Because every minute you're up there making decisions that make absolutely no sense. That's what you're doing. You're horrible , you aren't fair and you are not just. Some food for thought when you go about your merry life and hurting others.

Other

Comment #: CT330
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge is in need of a mental health evaluation. She refuses to hear defendants speak, refuses to see evidence, makes assumptions, and makes untrue and biased statements and then retracts. All happened in our case. Plus, she stated info about something she had no knowledge of and then stated on tape she was mistaken after yelling and carrying on. She is hot headed, incompetent and makes you realize why the legal system is a failure. Sommers should be removed asap. Even court personnel told us she is known for erratic, angry and unfair behavior. Pathetic.

Litigant

Comment #: CT287
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Horrible woman, becomes completely biased as the day continues on case after case. Refuses to listen to defendants. Rules in honor of plaintiff, only has their best interests in mind, and completely disregards the mental and emotional health of children. She needs to be removed from the bench.