Hon. John L. Carbonneau, Jr. See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
District Court
New London County
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* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
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* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
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* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
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* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
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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)


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* 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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Litigant

Comment #: CT57
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Judge Charbonneau unfortunately represents the core problem with family court judges in our state. He essentially outsources his judicial authority to AMCs/GALs and orders whatever they may want. He does not look at, and even ignores, critical evidence in a case in a terribly biased manner. His rulings are ineffective, and seldom address the matters presented to the court. He issues draconian financial rulings when none are called for, often against a well-meaning parent who is bringing issues related to the children to the Court's attention. When my ex knowingly lied to the Court in an ex parte motion that cost my children time with me, he lectured me that lying to the court was not contempt of court and that I should stop wasting the court system's time with my complaints. He at first instructed that counsel "not go backwards in the case," then allowed my ex's attorney (also a GAL) to introduce evidence and testimony that was over five years old, and which prior judges had already ruled on.