Hon. Peter J. Tober See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Somerset County
Vicinage 13
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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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Comment #: NJ3072
Bias that is evident from the bench, favors the women every time from what I have seen. Pays no attention to evidence, interrupts counsel during orals because he does not want to hear from them as he ruled before you entered the court room.

His decision is evident that he did not read the papers before him, and obviously oral arguments were disregarded. His decision was so poorly written that more time (and money) is spent after his ruling to just try and figure out what he means.

He has no clue what “child’s best interest” means.

He does not follow the law, or the rules of the court.

Not only does he accept the perjured statements from opposing counsel (yes it was evidenced), he will also provide defense from the bench, and argued in the defendants behalf. As I opened, judicial bias was more than evident from the bench, as well as with his decisions.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NJ2480
Rating:Not Rated
He's an excellent judge and a fine human being.


Comment #: NJ2354
For somebody who majored in economics, he falls far short in fairness. As somebody who is making 1/8th of what his wife, (the plaintiff) makes, at age 63, he expects me to pay approximately the same I was making while working full time.

His reasoning; my ex-wife couldn't live on what he originally suggested in his preliminary judgment $52 per week. Instead he increases the amount to $125 per week, retroactive to almost two years before the judgment. More money for the court and more money from the feds, while this defendant collects food stamps.
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