Hon. Lawrence P. De Bello See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Mercer County
Vicinage 7
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* 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. Lawrence P. De Bello



Comment #: NJ2061
Judge Lawrence P. De Bello handled my divorce case since 2011. His behavior and work on my case were not a judge, he did my case indicated that he is an attorney. In October 2012, He took my passport and Green Card away and limited my travel. In January, 2014, De Bello took away my America Passport again to prevent me taking my new job position and traveling to Shanghai. Finally, he held my America Passport over 10 months and forced me lose me job, lose income, lose medical insurance. This is a Judge who was paid by NJ Tax dollar.

He does not have a common sense to understand a case. I do not understand why put this kind of person at a Judge position.


Comment #: NJ1423
Rating:Not Rated
Once again I am very disappointed in Judge Lawrence De Bello's ability to read between the lines of a spiteful woman. Rather then deciding cases based on others from years back, he should hear some cases that are on going today. This judge is pro-woman, as he has demonstrated by him being censored. I asked my attorney to have my case heard by another judge in family court, as I have no confidence in him to make a fair and impartial decision.The great state of New Jersey needs more judges that have a better understanding of what goes on with a case that the laws made by our judicial system seem to overlook. Maybe this judge should see more of what goes on in the world, rather than hide behind the doors that he won't open to the people whose lives are destroyed by his arrogance and poor judgement.


Comment #: NJ1244
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Debello denied me due process with regards to a restraining order and adjourned indefinitely an FRO hearing based on a unconstitutional demand / by the Presiding Judge (Cathrine Fitzpatrick) Handling my Divorce matter.

Judge Debello did not have any evidence presented that supported the adjournment of my TRO matter and as a result I have no visitation with my children despite the lack of substantiated claims regarding the TRO my ex wife filed for as an act of vindictiveness.

Notably my wife had been charged with two criminal counts of harrassment for the issues she obtained a restraining order against me for.

Also notably I have supervised visitation (because I took my son to a Doctor believe it or not) and I have no contact with my wife during visitation anyway... yet my visitation rights are now indefinitely suspended because of issues related to emails that supposedly harrassed my wife... they were legal emails with regard to legal recourse not threats of violence by the way.

Notably my wife kidnapped my children across state lines at the beginning of the divorce and I had advised her that I intend to charge her for the same... she filed a TRO because of this.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ912
This Judge is clearly well beyond his abilities and should not be a sitting judge.


Comment #: NJ414
Rating:Not Rated
This is the Judge with spiritual and physical judgment