Hon. Thomas L. Kay See Rating Details
Davis County
2nd Judicial District
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.9 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. Thomas L. Kay



Comment #: UT284
Rating:Not Rated
I not only named as a defendant on a credit card debt, I am a victin of ID theftfor this debt. I can not obtain a copy of the contract (which the plaintiff's attorney claims my signature is on). I have been ordered to pay this debt. He holds hearings without notifying me. Then because I do not show up for his illeagle hearings. He rules against me.
This man needs to be stopped and placed in jail.
On one of the two hearings I requested, wh
How can this mans corruption be stopped?ich was after he allowed my checking account to be garnished on the day I was paid, he sent me out of the courtroom to obtain a form from the clerks (which the clerks do not have, but they gave me a website for the form). He then gave away my entire paycheck.


Comment #: UT278
Judge Kay is not a Judge and there is nothing honorable about him. If I had the money I would do everything in my power to remove him from the bench. For the first time in my life I watched a case open with the judge speaking out supporting the petitioner. HOW IS THIS GUY STILL THERE??

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: UT263
In 42 years of practice I rate Judge Kay as the worst judge I have ever argued before. When he decides who he likes the case is over.


Comment #: UT239
Without a petition regarding the termination of parental rights, and with no finding of wrongdoing, Judge Kay threatened to terminate the parental rights of both parents without a hearing if there were "any more problems," or if another TRO was filed. (This after my ex filed a TRO.) It seems to me that a judge:

1) Should not make extreme, rights depriving orders without a legal cause or request;

2) Should not punish, or terminate the rights of any person based solely on the acts of another person; and

3) Should not make orders that deny due process and disqualify rules of civil procedure where such discretion is not afforded.

This is only one of this judge's many violations of judicial procedure. This is a public safety issue.