Hon. Thomas J. Shusted, Jr. See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Camden County
Vicinage 4
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.8 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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 J. Shusted, Jr.


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ2825
Definitely forgetful. Rules based on opinions. Biased. Said one thing then ruled against what he told me to do. Scared to rule what was right because of the stupid ricci 18yr old girl case
He ruined my life. Very unfair. My son is suffering now because of him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NJ2784
Court runs like fine-tuned machine. Neg comments appear unfounded.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NJ2715
This judge allowed a drug dealing gang member to have me and my child evicted from a home that was rented to me with a lease and a security deposit. He allowed the slumlord to have a third party to file a false claim against me in court. I was never served because they wrote the docket under a name that isn't mines and he took my case from landlord tenant court which is supposed to be under a LT Docket number and moved me to a DC docket which is a special civil unit because the 3rd party lied in the complaint stating that we weren't supposed to be in the home. Even after presenting a year long lease, energy bills, receipts and letters written to me from the owner were he states in them that I rent the home. With all of this the judge didn't reverse his decision or give me my day in court. He forced me and my child into homelessness... He is a crooks judge, I was told at the center for family services that he has personally made tons of Camden citizens homeless by siding with slumlords...


Comment #: NJ2247
Forgetful and careless. Does not believe in eyewitness accounts by state agency's, and unless forced to will not review their reports. Did I say forgetful? He often does not remember any events that occurred days before.


Comment #: NJ2105
The judge's decision in the case of the 21 year old Caitlyn Ricci vs her parents over paying her college tuition oversteps the legal system's jurisdiction and impose legal responsibility for adult children. The legal age of adulthood is 18 years old. At that point, if the new adult chooses to leave the home or if the parents choose to invite the departure, at that point, the legal responsibility ends. For the court system to say otherwise is a gross miscarriage of justice and opens up the legal system and families to unnecessary and frivolous lawsuits. Shame on you Judge Shusted and shame on the State of New Jersey for allowing this.


Comment #: NJ2103
Obviously not what parents of the state need on the bench?!!? If that Ricci girl MOVED OUT.. per tax code she has emancipated herself and any expectation or benefits of "dependency" null!! Support instead: http://mcgarvey24.wordpress.com/2014/11/16/new-legislation-proposed-to-help-end-the-age-of-entitlement/