Hon. Peter J. Goranites See Rating Details
District Court
Cumberland County
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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. Peter J. Goranites


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: ME10
Rating:Not Rated
No one cares that he is a disgrace to truth. He lives in his posh home, oblivious to the harm that he has caused to so many families!


Comment #: ME5
This judge made a political decision during a protection hearing to accommodate Pine Tree Legal Services, and in the process, he made a decision that didn't protect children, and it put 2 kids in an unstable situation until their father could get them back through the family courts. This man is a disgrace to all judges who protect children.Also, in a protection hearing, took away primary residence from a father, that had been earned in the correct courts due to concerns with the other parent. No guardian ad litem was appointed to find the truth, even though the father would have paid for it. So he made 2 kids unstable and took them from where they were living their whole lives. This father ended up getting sole custody within a year of this judge goranites decision which proves who was right. A complaint was filed and swept under the rug because this man also sits on the complaint committee. The whole system and process has been a complete disgrace and an embarrassment to democracy.