Hon. Thomas W. Tartaglio See Rating Details
Magisterial District
Chester 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 W. Tartaglio


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: PA151
Rating:Not Rated
I am not a fan of PA's system where magistrate judges do not have to be lawyers - and i have always thought ex-cops make the worst district judges because they usually side with the police, no matter what. But not with this judge. While he is a former police officer, I think he is smart enough that he knows all the stuff they try to get away with in court, and I find him to be very fair. He is a credit to PA's problematic judiciary. Great staff, too!


Comment #: PA112
This judge really brings a shame his chamber. He is very biased, and does not do anything to hide the fact that he knows someone (residential company), then he helps out the residential company in front of the tenant, without trying to hide it. He even told the residential company that they do not need evidence of rent owed, but that their word is enough. (wow). He proceeded to not ask for evidence.

He also does not know the law. In a residential contract dispute with an ambiguous language, he stated that he will apply the law however he wants to apply it. (Really? The law states that the contract should be held against the person who drafted it. wow). When you mention that the law should be applied, he says that he will handle the case the way he feels like handling it. He basically said, "I don’t care what the law states, I will apply whatever law I want".