Hon. John A. Peterson, Jr. See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Ocean County
Vicinage 14
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.1 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 4 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. John A. Peterson, Jr.


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Litigant

Comment #: NJ1190
Rating:1.0
Comments:
RULES FOR THE SIDE THAT HAS THE DEEPEST POCKETS

Litigant

Comment #: NJ1189
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Please contact me regarding this judge. I have been battling his rulings for 3 years.

Litigant

Comment #: NJ1033
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge forms his own opinions and disreguards the facts of the case.... He costs the estates tons of money in allowing HIS attorneys to motion after motion and always rules in their favor. I am appealing now!!!

Litigant

Comment #: NJ713
Rating:1.0
Comments:
In my situation, my lawyer did a horrible job representing me, to the point that I am now in legal malpracice litigation. But Peterson just constantly praised my lawyer for doing a great job. It certainly appeared that a back room deal was worked out between my lawyer, the opposition, and Peterson prior to my trial even starting, especially since my lawyer obviously failed to present so many facts and evidence. But Peterson still gave him praise. I also completely agree with all of the comments listed in NJ469. I especially agree with the following statements: "poor judgment and careless in issuing orders; lacks the impartiality needed to consistantly reach fair and balanced decisions; showed a marked inability to follow sound logic; ignores credible admissible evidence and court rules when it does not fit his agenda; will find whatever is needed to justify his obvious erroneous findings. It appears that he jumps to a conclusion then finds or makes up justification for his erroneous findings."

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ469
Rating:2.4
Comments:
Lacks the patience needed to hold a fair hearing; poor judgment and careless in issuing orders; lacks the impartiality needed to consistantly reach fair and balanced decisions; showed a marked inability to follow sound logic; ignores credible admissible evidence and court rules when it does not fit his agenda; will find whatever is needed to justify his obvious erroneous findings. It appears that he jumps to a conclusion then finds or makes up justification for his erroneous findings. I would not trust this man to correctly reason his way to a fair and impartial finding. Overall too closed minded to be a good judge.

Litigant

Comment #: NJ387
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This man is a thorough robber. He always goes for the local man, possibly takes money, and in general is very inept at being a judge of anything, except perhaps a judge of how much money his man can get in any given thrown case

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ154
Rating:5.8
Comments:
Likes local attorneys and gives them preference.