Hon. Thomas R. Vena See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Essex County
Vicinage 5
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.1 - 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Thomas R. Vena


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ1336
Rating:1.1
Comments:
Judge Vena has a serious pro-defense bias. He either does not read the papers, does not understand the law or ignores arguments that do not concur with his preconceived belief. He is also inconsiderate in his scheduling and exhibits no flexibility in scheduling or thinking. He grants summary judgment in employment cases which are reversed on appeal because they are so poorly reasoned.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ1241
Rating:9.2
Comments:
Judge Vena read the papers carefully and was not afraid to grant summary judgment in an employment case, which is refreshing.