Hon. Thomas J. Rastetter See Rating Details
Circuit Court Judge
Circuit Court
Clackamas County
Judicial District 5
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.7 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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 J. Rastetter


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Comment #: OR183
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Did not rule by law. The defendant proved her case without a shadow of a doubt but he ruled in favor of the plaintiff, an unscrupulous collection agency known for flouting the law. The plaintiff's representative seemed uninterested in the proceedings and it was obviously just a perfunctory trial as the collection agency knew it did not have to do anything to win the case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OR32
Rating:9.7
Comments:
Judge Rastetter acted as a settlement judge in an extremely acrimonious civil case. He was creative, and worked extremely hard to come up with a settlement that worked for everyone. A great judge.