Hon. Thomas M. Fitzpatrick See Rating Details

Housing Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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 M. Fitzpatrick


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Litigant

Comment #: NY8232
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge's court attorney is openly rude & hostile to pro se litigants. He actually stated that it didn't matter if a landlord lied on the court papers with regard to the stabilization of the apartment after the tenant was forced to vacate via a hold over case. Which by the way violates the rent stabilization codes. Then the Judge refused to hear testimony as she wasn't an attorney and didn't know procedure. This is supposed to be the people's court to take housing issues, with this lack of regard is it any wonder WHY we are losing affordable housing stock? Some of the evidence refused include a lease with a fraudulent misrepresentation of the legal status , Leases forged by the landlord that he submitted to TPU as well as HPD to get the 421a tax abatement that as sick as it is cover the exact time the landlord was demanding his apartment back via the holdover. This building is receiving the 421A abatement, he was in year 8 of 25. HPD is the one who didn't force him to comply with the laws and the citizen is the one to pay for it. JUST PATHETIC AND COUNTER TO THE PUBLIC WELFARE.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY6689
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Very Pro landlord! If you have no running water, steam leak damaging ceiling and walls, pay rent, He will rule to evict you. Using clutter as an excuse, an elderly man removed most of the clutter and was still evicted from a rent stabilized apartment by Judge Thomas Fitzpatrick, effective, June 30, 2015.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY4421
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is more concerned about his ego than he is about resolving cases. His job, in the the housing court resolution part, is to try to resolve cases. He holds conferences and if an attorney speaks while he is speaking, he considers that an insult and punishes the clients. He is too tenant friendly and refuses to grant U&O while a case is pending eventhough the law clearly requires it. He is the worst!