Hon. Alberto Rivas See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Middlesex County
Vicinage 8
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Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 1 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. Alberto Rivas


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NJ4780
Judge Rivas is the opposite of Justice. Needs to be investigated for not following law and gaslighting the record to benefit certain lawyers.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ4527
Judge Rivas is impulsive, short-tempered and obtuse, once he's determined which side he "likes" better. He tends to side with whomever has the most expensive attorneys in civil matters and exhibits a palpable disdain for the poor, weak and ill. He gets visibly upset when any litigant "gives him work," or , in other words, seeks help from the Justice System, known as our Courts.

He also seems to lack the sufficient intelligence or curiosity to appreciate any argument or concept that is even the slightest but nuanced. Things are always black and white for him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NJ3758
He should be suspended and never ever be a judge.

He is biased, rude, ignorant, uneducated, and lacks the rudimentary tools it takes be even a low-level judge.


Comment #: NJ3501
This judge hates pro se counsels and will side with law firms. Judge Rivas allowed an attorney to insult my wife and children because they are Russian. Do not expect brilliance when sitting below Rivas. Don't quit teach those judges in Middlesex County that there is law and in the end the law will prevail. The truth always bubbles up in the end. Psalm 21.