Hon. Indu Thomas See Rating Details
Commissioner
Superior Court
Thurston County
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Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 11 rating(s)
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* 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. Indu Thomas


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Litigant

Comment #: WA1180
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This creepy lady is not a judge she's a lawyer for her opinion. 138 days my kid has,been kidnapped she's only testifying falsely. We only need more judges like this woman to ruin our country.

Mike McKinney

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA1170
Rating:1.0
Comments:
It's time to take down the tents and clean out the cages. Its time to close down Thurston county's circus and clown act. This show does not need to go on. She is a disgrace!!!

Litigant

Comment #: WA1155
Rating:1.0
Comments:
It's hard for me to believe that this woman has sworn to help and protect families. Her unwillingness to listen to me and her prejudice and partiality made her blind to the suffering that my family has been going through, we're still going through it although I have gone through great lengths and had numerous agencies try to help me keep my family safe - and most importantly listened to us and believed what we were saying. I've gone over time and time again, that time I spent in the courtroom with Indu and asked myself what did I do wrong - what did I do to deserve being treated the way I was - in the end I realized that I did the best I could and that even though my family is still dealing with the negative results of a very very bad, one-sided and unfair decision that as long as we keep working hard we might have a chance at putting our family back together again. It's not over for us and I want to encourage other families out there that if you are also going through the same thing that you are not alone and to keep fighting - for every ignorant person who does not or will not believe you or do the job they are supposed to do, there are others who know the pain of how hard it is to try to protect your family and what it's like to reach out for help only to be rejected by someone who doesn't have the slightest clue of what you have experienced. Don't ever give up, you are not alone.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA1144
Rating:1.0
Comments:
How come her percentages are not correct? Her rating should be 1.2 or lower.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA1142
Rating:1.0
Comments:
After attending her circus called a court and reading the comments below Im totally bewildered on how she ever became a involved in any type of law. She has let a poor child to be taken advantage of by a substance abuser. The child now is lost to any type of positive life. Lost to drugs and a life of selling herself short. The substance abuser knows all the right liberal words to satisfied Thomas lack of ability to tell the different between lies and the truth. New television drama..lost courts and kids of Indu Thomas.
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Litigant

Comment #: WA1134
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Someone needs to sit this woman down and tell her that this is not a game. I could tell from Indu Thomas's demeanor and attitude towards me from the beginning that I was not going to get a fair trial. I did not dissapear when I left the courtroom, this is my life which has been irreversibly altered for the worse. Indu Thomas may hold a seat of power but that does not mean that my life or the lives of other litigants don't matter.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA1130
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The most horrific experience in my life. This person in not fit to be a commissioner,judge or lawyer. She ignore the truth and uses the lies that fits a her liberal and child services agenda. She is evil and vile!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA1109
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She must of been having a bad day today. She just sat there staring off into space like she was preoccupied with something other than the facts and the case that was being presented before her. Just a real lack of interest in the facts and the truth. She seems to be out of touch with realty. I will have to ask for another presiding judge before this is over.

Litigant

Comment #: WA1102
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I knew I was going to get it when she started baring her teeth at me before she read her ruling. Needless to say, I lost my case.

Litigant

Comment #: WA1072
Rating:1.0
Comments:
We went before Indu Thomas not too long ago. Traumatic is not a strong enough word to describe the experience. I liken it to being the victim of a DUI car crash in which you suffer catastrophic injuries. Can you forgive the perpetrator/the person who wronged you? Yes. Will your life ever be the same because of a horrible decision someone else made? Is it fair? No, and no. Indu decided that I had no right to protect myself and my child from a mad man. I had to make the decision to leave and have been dealing with the financial, emotional, and legal repercussions of that ever since. Our life will never be the same. It will never be the same. All I can do is try to forgive her and put what's left of our lives back together.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA1059
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Terrible! She was carrying on a conversation with her staff member (blonde women) while my lawyer was addressing the court/her. She didn't pay any attention to what was being said. What a terrible day.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA1052
Rating:1.0
Comments:
After reading the below comments it's just common sense to have a total review by outside judicial members of the Thurston county court system. It's out of control. The people of Thurston county has lost all faith in their courts.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA1048
Rating:1.0
Comments:
There is a saying that if you can't proform in your profession you teach. In the legal profession it's if you can't preform as a attorney and make money for the Firm you become judge or beg to become a commissioner. We need to get rid of this begger. The problem is liberals loves beggers, it make them feel better and superior.

Prosecutor

Comment #: WA1047
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Right or wrong is not an issue in her court, only her malicious illogical liberal agenda. It's time for her to move on to another profession. She has lost all the respect and confidence of her fellow attorneys, court staff and law enforcement professionals. It's a shame that she is being left to die on the vin e and families are being hurt and destroyed by the failure of the judicial committee's to step in and rectified the situation. The Thurston county courts are a sham.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA1046
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Is this Commissioner the best representation of the courts we have within Thurston county? With all the discussions at every level of law enforcement and by the courts on how bad this individual is as a commissioner it's a shock that no one within the judicial realm has taken actions to resolve this problem. It's a shame no one's cares about her victims.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA1045
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Rude,crude,arrogant,disrespectful! This commissioner is a disgrace to her profession and disgrace to the law profession. She totally disregarded the facts in our case. When our attorney tried to interject the facts into her unbelievable rant towards our attorney stating what she thought were the facts. She refused to hear the truth. My wife and I are shocked and totally heart broken over her refusal to hear any of the truth or facts we presented to her. Our child is now a total wreck, on drugs and alcohol. Judging us by her liberal retoric has detroyed our child. She refused to have our child tested for drugs or take any measure to protect our child.she only had to order a test.we would of even paid for it to prove the truth. She refused. For the well being of any child if illigal drugs,are involved test should be automatic for the well being of the child, even if the child is stating she hates her parents because they are to strict. Now she is living with her cousin that is giving her drugs and alcohol. This commissioner is a disgraced.

Litigant

Comment #: WA1041
Rating:1.0
Comments:
It's so hard to find the words to express how much a failure she is as a Comissioner.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA1040
Rating:1.2
Comments:
Indu, let me just say that the cute little monkey is mine and I'm taking her back to the jungle were I'm King Kong, but the circus with all the clowns (dshs, staff, you) called a court is all yours.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA1036
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Wow? What an experience! What a crazy day! Even my ex was laughing about it. She asked me if I wanted custody of my daughter. I told her my ex was the better parent and could provide a more stable home life and I was in the military and deployed to much. My ex and I just were there to resolve some issues of support. One thing both my ex and I agreed on that Thurston county courts is not the place to resolve family issues. Waste of our time and our money. We agreed to let the our mothers (grandmother's to the child) work out the details. Better solution without the craziness.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA1035
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have seen this commissioner in numerous cases and I will have to say that there is little ryme or reason to her rulings. She misses the basic facts and ignore the important ones. Her agenda is to appease the liberal establishment (not all within Thurston county) to further her political career and not to provide just rulings for the benefits of the children and families that come before her. The sad part of all this is everyone within the law enforcement and court system knows this and no one has moved to correct the situation. They are hoping the problem will just go away. In the mean time children and families suffer. Attorneys coming before her need to have her affidavited off their cases and have the fortitude to file grievances before the judicial committee when unjust rulings come from her. After about ten to fifteen affidavits and grievous the judicial system will start their own review. Families that come before her need to ensure they have a lawyer to fight for their rights and ensure a just outcome. It's time for the legal system to cleanup /out their own.

Litigant

Comment #: WA1034
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I have seen this commissioner a few times for a difficult case and I have to say that I feel she tries to be fair, I appreciate the fact that she noticed important details many others might have missed and I'm relieved with the outcome.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA1033
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Indu!,Indu!,Indu!, what have you done? You have destroyed children's lives,parents lives, sibling lives,grandparents lives,aunts and uncle's lives, total family units! Please have the courage to step down from the bench on your own accord! You dont have any idea what nefitive impact you are having on the children and families within thurston county. Recognize that and face tour failures and leave the disicios about families to better people than you. Go back to teaching school or working in a private law firm. Just leave!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA1031
Rating:1.0
Comments:
When you look at Undu Thomas's support base that placed her into the position of commissioner it came from outside of Thurston county. This individual does not represent the people of Thurston county but those of King county and liberal groups. If they want her to me a judge or commissioner let her be one in their county instead of ours. She is a outsider that doesn't belong here because she does not represent our county but supports their liberal agendas. If the judicial committee does not remove her then we as a voting body need to remove them and her. She is not qualified or have the proper demeanor to be a commissioner or judge. Let's take our courts back to represent our county and the laws of our county, state and country.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA1027
Rating:1.0
Comments:
After observeing Undu (Dodo as the courthouse staff calls her) Thomas it truely seems that the evidence and facts presented to her is basically lost in translation. It's a shame that judicial committee can't admit their mistake and take action to correct it. Someo ne needs to take action to to correct her and remove her from the Thurston county court system.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA1023
Rating:1.0
Comments:
It was thought that Undu Thomas would get better with time. She had enough time and she hasn't gotten any better, she has only became worse. Hopefully the judicial committee that appointed her realizes this and starts taking action to remove her or isolate her into a staff job helping another judge until her time is up. This would be best for the courts and Thurston county. Hopefully the next time they appoint a commissioner they appoint someone that has the demeanor to be a judge and ready to be a commissioner instead of someone they hope will grow into the position.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA1016
Rating:1.1
Comments:
Children's lives matters,parent's lives maters, family life matters,but not in Indu Thomas's courts. This commissioners agenda is not for the benefit of the family. She needs to be removed from the bench.

Litigant

Comment #: WA1011
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
In my personal experience, Indu was very rude to me and my ex won his case against all odds. This disgusting man now has free access to abuse my child. I go to the police, the police say go to court, then I'm trapped by Indu, who won't do anything to protect us. We are trapped.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA976
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Justice,rule of law,truth,fairplay, child welfare, facts, cold hard evidences, family values, will not preveil in her court. She confuses facts from one case with other cases. She is vindictive towards attorneys. If a family can afford
an attorney vs a court appointed attorney she will automatically rule against the family. She makes disicions based on opinions vs facts and truth. When challenged she become rude, arrogant,mean and crude. She hides behind the bench instead of applying the rule of law from the bench. She needs to be replaced.

Probation or Pretrial Officer

Comment #: WA969
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Shame!

Litigant

Comment #: WA937
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Abuses uses her knowledge of the law to manipulate court proceedings to have the outcome she prefers. I'm not sure if she failed to read the evidence or if she simply decided to ignore it in my case, but I found her observations to be based off of her personal opinions and prejudice - not at all on the facts.

Litigant

Comment #: WA919
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I was pro se for trying to get a protection order against my ex husband. I was talked into dismissal by agreement fully trusting the Commissioner in what she said that if we violated the additional order that said no contact we could come back for civil contempt. Needless to say this was not true and this was also not signed. I was tricked into dismissal!!!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA860
Rating:1.0
Comments:
No words other than awful and arrogant with respect to this commissioner's judicial demeanor.

Other

Comment #: WA770
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I am a neutral observer as my daughter wanted to view a court situation. I found Ms. Thomas to be an excellent facilitator of the court. She understands perfectly what juveniles need and was an excellent sounding board for justice. As a teacher in the community I respect and admire Hon Thomas for her passion to make those in her courtroom better people. We need more like her!!!! Thank you and my daughter and I enjoyed our experience in your courtroom!!

Litigant

Comment #: WA740
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Have seen her readily participate in ex parte communications. Hates pro se representation even tho it is promoted by the county. Very biased and rules from her own variable opinion-who knows? Inconsistent. Is this the best representative of the LAW we have for our community?

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA655
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I have never ever seen a commissioner or judge display such a blatant disregard of the facts. I will affidavit her off any future cases I have in Thurston County. She is also, hands down, the rudest judicial officer towards counsel that I have encountered in any county in Washington State.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA625
Rating:1.9
Comments:
She is arrogant and disregards facts. She does not follow the law. She is biased in her opinions. She plays favorites.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA413
Rating:3.7
Comments:
Not ready to be a judge and doesn't know she is not ready.

Litigant

Comment #: WA411
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Breathtakingly arrogant, especially given that her ignorance of the law was evident several times during the case. She seemed to have a very cozy relationship with her staff, engaging in ex parte communication with them (concerning MY case)and allowing them to offer their opinions. Perhaps she believes it takes a village to run a courtroom?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WA334
Rating:1.6
Comments:
Not a fair judge

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA327
Rating:6.7
Comments:
Commissioner Thomas is growing into her job. She is a bright and capable judicial officer, but I believe she needs some seasoning. Her demeanor has improved, I would agree with other posters that on a bad day she can be short and dismissive to parties and lawyers. However, I have seen her temperament improve over the last few months. She prepares for court and knows the cases. Sometimes though she rules from the hip and makes decisions that are difficult to follow or internally inconsistent. I think she is compassionate and cares about the litigants that come before her. Give her another year or two and I think she will be great.

Litigant

Comment #: WA192
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
unfortunatly Indu Thomas does not bother to learn the federal and state acts. This caused me several thousand dollars. Luckily while the other judges in TCFC are just as arrogant, none of them are as willing to break the law!
F-

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA165
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Unfortunately not able to handle any portion of the job. Gives the impression that she does not read the material, is not even handled in applying the law or simply does not understand the law, and not consistent to any degree. Her temperment on the bench is arrogant, rude and completely unacceptable. Only one Judge in Grays Harbor has a worse temperment on the bench. She is also extremely disrespectful and hostile to pro se litigants. She is also very rude to attorneys. All one needs to do is listen to a tape of the proceedings. Her abilities have NOT improved over time, but her arrogance has grown with time. She has no business being on the bench.