Hon. Kirsten E. Thompson See Rating Details
Circuit Court Judge
Circuit Court
Washington County
Judicial District 20
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.4 - 3 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. Kirsten E. Thompson



Comment #: OR293
This Judge not only verbally attacked a litigant but she also did not allow for his disability, which he explained immediately upon starting and his need for an assistant. She refused to allow for adjustment. Evidence was not allowed to be presented because the gentleman could not get the words out in time because he didn't understand what was happening and didn't know when to "take a break". The worst Judge I have ever seen and absolutely biased against men!


Comment #: OR292
Rating:Not Rated
Of all the things I could say, I will say this one thing, that the judgment today was not based off a grounded fear that her stewardship of power impacts the well being of families and children; rather, it came from some sense that her own wisdom and lofty position can answer a matter. I am ashamed of her.


Comment #: OR288
The most inept, indecisive judge I have ever had the misfortune to encounter. The judge further victimized the victim, who had already suffered terribly at the hands of the perpetrator, due to the Judge's inability to enforce her own prior ruling. Unbelievable. This Judge needs to retire, sooner than later, before harming anyone else.


Comment #: OR253
Rating:Not Rated
Definitely has some sort of bias. Can't say it's against men tho. This judge took a little girl away from her mother for no reason.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OR225
Makes statements about knowing what to do prior to receiving all testimony. Snaps at the attorneys and the lititgants. Biased towards men, in fact has made it very clear in many cases that the father is going to pay, no matter what. Ridiculous judge who's bad behavior in the courtroom should be extricated. Stay far, far away from this woman.


Comment #: OR224
Very biased and makes accusations that are not part of the case or have proof behind them. Does not like men or fathers and makes that very clear in her actions and mannerisms toward them. Rude to lawyers and litigants. This is the type of Judge that is perfect for women who know how to take advantage of the system and want to stick it to Dad.


Comment #: OR222
Rating:Not Rated
Dumb, stupid, and extremely ignorant. Complete baboon. Does not listen, does not care. Failed in private practice, failing as judge also. Judges like this only care about the power they hold, and the money they make.


Comment #: OR212
Judge Thompson is visibly and palpably grumpy and unfair in her treatment towards men. If there is a woman in a feud with a man, the woman will win, even if the woman has committed fraud and lied to the court. Judge Thompson throws out evidence when a woman is on the hot seat, but will listen to evidence against a man and rule against him. She's unfair, biased and visibly disturbed.


Comment #: OR167
This judge shows a bias against fathers in custody cases. She has no problem moving children out of a stable environment to place them with the mother. It wouldn't matter what the mother does, she will award her custody and then process to publicly chastise the father. Its amazing that she continues to be reelected to the bench.