Hon. Thomas M. Fitzpatrick See Rating Details

Housing Court
Kings (Brooklyn) County
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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)

What others have said about Hon. Thomas M. Fitzpatrick


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY6689
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
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!