Hon. Kate A. Toomey See Rating Details
Judge
District
Salt Lake County
3rd Judicial District
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.3 - 9 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   9.0 - 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Kate A. Toomey


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: UT267
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Too bad she's not still Bar counsel chirping about civility. Now she just lets lawyers she favors be uncivil.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: UT243
Rating:5.3
Comments:
I am seeing a slip in her competency in recent years. She seems less inclined to listen and seems to make up her mind early in the case. My last few appearances before her have been disappointing.

Other

Comment #: UT240
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I have been a juror in Judge Toomey's courtroom and appeared before her with my attorney in two civil matters. She is smart, well-prepared, punctual, and excellent in every way. We are fortunate to have such a competent and hard-working judge in the state of Utah.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: UT228
Rating:1.4
Comments:
Excruciatingly defensive and pretentious.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: UT108
Rating:1.6
Comments:
Average rating among attorneys -- 4.7. Average rating among non-attorneys -- 9.2. As an attorney. I rest my case.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: UT64
Rating:9.6
Comments:
I am very impressed with Toomey. She has grown both intellectually and professionally since being on the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: UT61
Rating:9.5
Comments:
Judge Toomey is very careful. One of the finest in the third district.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: UT60
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Judge Toomey is an extremely thoughtful and careful judge. She has demonstrated a knowledge of the law and a non biased approach to every ruling. She has an aptitude and experience far beyond her years. We are very fortunate to have her on the bench. Thank you Judge Toomey.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: UT56
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Between Judge Faust and Judge Toomey you have two of the least qualified persons in the Valley pretending to be Judges. Poor Salt Lake City and Utah, or poor victims that she rolls over. Judge Toomey is so unqualified to be a Judge. Just absurd to have her on the bench. Her lack of jurisprudence knowledge is palpaple. She abuses her power to help who she decides is her friend in front of her. The law is almost meaningless to her.

Litigant

Comment #: UT48
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Judge Toomey is extremely thoughtful, concise, and attentive to every detail in the cases she is involved in. She is fair, unbiased and a proven caring leader.
She puts her heart and soul into the decisions she makes.
The negative remarks expressed here come from the inexperienced or under achieving lawyers who obviously have lost their cases through negligence.
Any well trained, exceptional attorney knows that Kate Toomey is one of the best in the 3rd District.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: UT37
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I am relieved to see several other lawyers' observations about Judge Toomey. She showed tremendous bias and favoritism in favor of a large SLC firm in a case I had with her. She acted like she had never met opposing counsel, but they've been on all kinds of Bar committees for years. She allowed him and hisassociates to get away with wanton violations of the Rules of Civil Procedure and Practice. I agree wholheartedly that she is a glad-hander and climber.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: UT35
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Reviewing the other comments here, I think it's a little harsh to call Judge Toomey "corrupt." Defensive -- yes. Undequalified -- sure. Still, her appointment is no more orless political than that of any other judge. Along thoselines, she doesn't lay down any more or less for large firms or powerful clients than any other Salt Lake County Court Judge. She may be a little below average, but she'sstill swimming in a pretty mediocre pool.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: UT33
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Doesn't seem to "get it," but does seem to be very defensive about it.

Court Staff

Comment #: UT27
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Judge Toomey is conscientious and careful in her decisions. I am familiar with most of the judges in the state and still find her to be one of our finest judges.