Hon. Thomas J. Walsh See Rating Details

County Court
St. Lucie County
19th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.4 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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. Thomas J. Walsh



Comment #: FL3465
This is the worst Judge I have ever seen, He doesnt understand civil litigation at all. Has no experience in the field. Plays favorites, can be verry nasty to Attornies that are not politically connected. He once tried a case , Criminal Def. Westly Snipes, ( actor) part of his plea was community service, which included actor W Snipes having coffee and donuts with judge Walsh's wife Diamond Litty , the Public Defender.
Westly Snipes ran from police at the early am. hrs and SLC deputy gave chase. Police cars were damaged, very high speeds, But part of Mr Snipes punishment was to have to associate with the wife, over coffee and donuts,


Comment #: FL3464
Rating:Not Rated
I have seen Judge Walsh Rule many times.He clearly has a personality disorder. I saw him once degrade, belittle a plaintiff in an Eviction as he explained how he was punched by the tenant. He is a twisted character and has no place on the bench. I saw him again tell a criminal defendant to shut up. The inmate was on video for first appearance. He has ruled in my favor many times, but simply because He thinks my group represents power. The behavior was completely unprofessional.


Comment #: FL3109
Rating:Not Rated
Disregards the law when making decisions. No ability to determine who's truthful and who's not. Forms biased personal opinions with no facts to substantiate them.


Comment #: FL2925
Rating:Not Rated
I have never seen a judge who singularly alienates the victim with such ease - that of course assuming that the victim is an injured party and defendant.... and of course it presumes that this tenancy court idiot doesn't first get bond of replevin from potential defendants so the court prospers regardless of the truth... this judge defies reason, logic and common sense. I would challenge him to match of wit, brains and ability to understand the complexity of lawsuits if he didnt hide behind the robe of contempt. bottom line, dont present facts, post 2 or three months rent in advance and whether you are right or wrong you will prevail because this moron on the bench presumes to know the law and hois law is that the person with money in hand is right and the rightful man is insufficient to even be heard/dw 2013

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL2918
When before this Judge, one attorney or the other is going to be reamed. He doesn't listen and decides to dislike an attorney or party quickly and then it's over. Also, you never know if you will be the unfortunate attorney from one case to the next. He doesn't decide he dislikes you and holds it against you forever. He simply goes from the gut and the fear is one never knows what will happen. Also, I have had people come to me to appeal decisions and inevitably the stories of what happened are simply scary. I do what I can to avoid him and advise prospective litigants to settle.


Comment #: FL1839
Apparently this judge does not have a heart or a soul for that matter. He has order my Mother who is 93 years who's been in the hospital for the last 3 days battling for her life, and I who take care of her out of the home where we live by next week. He didn't even give me a chance to have a hearing. Most people that become, doctors, lawyers and judges forget the real reason why they choose their profession. They become these robots with no heart and who do not even care to make a difference once in a while. I was only asking for a new agreement, I am up to date with my payments. You could given me a little more time under the circumstances. Now the streets will our home, thank you so much and God bless you with more compassion love and kindness!!!!!!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL996
The fact that this man is a judge is absolutely frightening. St. Lucie County residents, beware! If you are a tenant and have a landlord/tenant case, don't bother showing up for court.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL888
I have not appeared in front of Judge Walsh in years and I am grateful for that. He plays favorites and is biased, not good qualities for a judge! He is married to the elected Public Defender, which just seems so wrong. His demeanor is terrible. He is often rude, especially to criminal defendants who appear in front of him. He has a huge ego. He should not be on the bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL664
To be completely frank, although I have never lost a hearing or a trial in front of this judge, he is a complete and utter idiot. He has no business sitting as a judge. His knowlege of the substantive law and procedure is utterly and completely defunct. He needs to crack the old law books a little more and open his mouth a little less. His overall demeanor is terrible if you have the audacity to disagree with him. The trick to this guy is to make him think he came up with the idea. Once you have that down, you're home free.