Hon. Fred H. Kumpf See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Somerset County
Vicinage 13
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.4 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Fred H. Kumpf



Comment #: NJ2505
A disgrace to the court system and the citizens in his court room. Who ever took him out of retirement should be ashamed of themselves!
This judge refused to properly review a case, did not consider evidence of perjured testimony and evidence of false accusation. He does not consider documented evidence and contradicts himself and has fictional opinions and inscrutable findings. More insane, why is the Somerset County court system so intent on protecting this judges findings for reversal. PLEASE TAKE HIM OFF THE BENCH before he destroys more lives!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NJ818
This guy denies Unopposed Motions. He favors the unfortunate and clearly likes to think of himself as a Judge of the people regardless of what the law says. If you are a dead beat and can't pay your bills this is the Judge of your dreams! If you are a Plaintiff or Plaintiff / Judgment Creditor looking for monetary relief from this guy, God help you. Save your client the money, hassle and aggrivation because no matter what the law says relief is not coming from this man appointed to uphold the law. From what I understand he is on retired recall and they say he does the least damage in Special Civil so that is why leave him there. Maybe someone should send him a Rule Book as a gift or send him back into retirement.


Comment #: NJ465
i watched him handle three cases before ours and had him handle a scea 2 yrs ago.he favors the poor right or wrong and will find a minute loophope to get them out.hes very inconsistant with his judgements.he triesd to throw my case out this past time when it was exactly the same case i had before,when pointed out to him his law answer was "you got lucky last time".couldnt find that in any lawbook.if you have this guy and you are the landlord,just drop your case you have no shot despite how much evidence you may have.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ195
He is woefully over his head in complex matters but can effectively handle small civil disputes.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ163
Judge Kumpf seems to try very hard to do a good job for the lawyers that appear before him.