Hon. Michael P Gomez See Rating Details
Judge
District Court
Harris County
129th
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.3 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: TX932
Rating:2.1
Comments:
Judge Gomez made so many absurd rulings that he had to reverse himself over and over upon threat of appeal. He could not get the law straight and did not sanction a certain lawyer that brought the same bogus motion 5 times. He allowed the harassment, although he properly denied the motion each time. But it cost the clients unnecessarily and the motion was beyond frivolous - the other side asked for information that would have been a blatant violation of the client's statutory privacy rights. Our briefs were appellate quality, and Judge Gomez clearly had not read a single thing when he finally meandered into court. He needs to go.

Litigant

Comment #: TX931
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Gomez displayed a misogynist mindset in court and was openly hostile toward a female who had done nothing wrong. He has terrible credentials and was apparently elected based on name recognition or the D after his name. He had scant experience, about 4 years out of law school, and once he obtained a judge position, he immediately sought a court of appeal position - a total joke. He has barely gotten re-elected and has received very poor local reviews.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: TX232
Rating:10.0
Comments:
One of the smartest judges --- if not the smartest judge --- on the bench. Bring your "A" game, because the judge is going to bring his.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: TX14
Rating:3.6
Comments:
Very biased in favor of plaintiffs. He seems to have an agenda and it is not to be fair. Has failed to earn the respect of both sides.