Hon. Thomas L. Kay See Rating Details
Judge
District
Davis County
2nd Judicial District
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.9 - 1 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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What others have said about Hon. Thomas L. Kay


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: UT263
Rating:1.9
Comments:
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.

Litigant

Comment #: UT239
Rating:1.0
Comments:
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.