Hon. Thomas Rainbow Morse See Rating Details

County Court
Monroe County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.1 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 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. Thomas Rainbow Morse



Comment #: NY9628
I just didn't have a fighting chance today with this judge. He walked into the court room grumpy and make a bunch of funny but serious threats to evict or dismiss everyone who did not try to work things out. Furthermore, he did not allow me fair and reasonable time to communicate with counsel with regards to a preponderance of the evidence to get a stay of eviction. I am a low income parent of two and this judge was not willing to let my lawyer explain that we needed more time. Whatvhappened to my rigHt to counsel that is and was competent and we'll informed of the facts of the law and advising me? I felt so bad for my lawyer. He believed in me and we will be appealing. I respect that the Judges has to act solely on legal defenses versus factual defenses so he gets a 3 for that bit of information. He was mean and nasty in his tone, dry humor and decision making.


Comment #: NY4544
Patient but demanding with those who want to slide through life, explains things when it might help the courtroom understand the law and procedures, gives those with reasonable reasons time to correct problems before they return, and is willing to try to accommodate the indigent in the way that they fulfill sentences and pay fines. He is what I would want to be if I had to do his job.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NY3788
Rating:Not Rated
Wonderful judge. Knowledgeable, courteous, caring, about the best courtroom demeanor I have seen anywhere, ever. You hope that you draw this judge, no matter what type of case you have.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NY1398
This is what you'd hope for in a judge. Great demeanor, excellent scholarship, interested, focused, involved and reasonable. Wish he could be cloned!