Hon. Michael P. Wright See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Sussex County
Vicinage 10
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Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 8 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. Michael P. Wright



Comment #: NJ2967
The only judge who has ever considered my position as a father in family court. He actually read the documents and realized that my ex had been manipulating the court with lies and manipulation for years. I was able to get a new agreement which saved me tens of thousands of dollars a year that I couldn't afford. He changed my life for the better and he was FAIR. Didnt' screw my ex but actually listened to the facts. I wish more judges were like him!!1


Comment #: NJ2700
this horrific judge is single-handedly changing the standard of family law in morris county. as long as he is on the bench, the best interests of the child is replaced by the best interests of the court. his first priority is to frighten parents into inaction, so that the courts can remain uninvolved in child-related disputes. his second priority is to stroke his massive ego. how many children will be put at risk before this arrogant, incompetent, ignorant, awful human being is removed from the bench?


Comment #: NJ2684
His competence, treatment of victims or understanding of sexual abuse was sadly limited. His unfortunate ruling put my child at risk. Avoid him if at all possible.


Comment #: NJ2602
The most incompetent judge I have ever encountered. As others say, doesn't read or willfuly ignores case history. Displayed extreme gender bias and made his own very imaginative interpretation of DCPP reports. Quite literally refused to review evidence. Made a judgement on a party's mental stability without a single evaluation or without speaking to a single professional. This man is the epitome of a "diversity hire." He would never have sniffed the bench if he were anything but black. Do not make the mistake of believing these reviews are the result of sore losers. This man is an entirely inadequate judge, and his career will almost certainly end in disgrace


Comment #: NJ2516
Very bad temperament does not read case history, kids are being impacted. Do everything you can to not have him hear your case. I won my case so this review is not because I lost. It was heard by a different judge that read the case history.. Please get him off the bench.

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Comment #: NJ2447
This judge should not be practicing law. he is unknowledgeable, does not act in the best interest of children and is a absolute disgrace to the justice system. If you have the misfortune to be appointed this person, do everything in your power to have him removed from your case.


Comment #: NJ2397
I was threatened with jail by this judge for speaking up on an incorrect statement made by him. I thought I'd would be able to show proofs provided but would not allow me to proceed. He ignored Government proofs from Social Security Administration. At one point he threatened that I or the the defendant would be put in jail once he determines who was lying. (Which wasn't me) I actually am a wonderful person and to have been treated like that. I'm so disappointed in this judge, I am beside myself. I have an opportunity to file a motion for reconsideration before the same judge but I'm choosing to Appeal directly to Trenton and take my chances with another judge. I'm horrified how he chose to treat me.


Comment #: NJ2100
Holds 1 person in contempt over 1 comment, but allows the other person to lie in 50 + pages submitted to the court and doesn't want proof that the other person lied extensively. this judge needs to be removed from the system, because he doesn't know everything

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ1999
A poor excuse for a "judge". He does not allow oral arguments and his decisions take 60-90 days after your papers are submitted. He knows what he knows and doesn't care to learn what he doesn't. He actually makes Judge Farber look good!!