Hon. Elizabeth A. Gallagher See Rating Details
Senior Judge
District Court
Litchfield County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.3 - 2 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)

What others have said about Hon. Elizabeth A. Gallagher


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CT301
Picks sides from the start, won't rule on objections, ignores evidence rules and generally fires from the hip. Unprofessional and does not even pretend to be impartial. Swayed by tears and histrionics. Cannot be swayed by rational argument or evidence.


Comment #: CT246
Rating:Not Rated
This judge needs a psych eval. Seriously. So do most of these family court. Judges. But she's a sicko- promotes domestic violence.


Comment #: CT79
This judge does not believe that domestic violence is the fault of the proven batterer. She dismissed my diagnosis of PTSD from years of sustained abuse from my ex and instead maintained that *I* have a mental illness that makes me unfit to have custody. I had five independent evaluations; each concluded "No mental illness present" and diagnosed the psychological injury of PTSD. So now my kids are at risk of being abused by a known and proven abuser.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CT77
she is a great judge. She really listens to what I had to say and was right on it when the other party lied, she saw right through it. Very smart.