Hon. Thurman W. Lowans See Rating Details
Superior Court
Kitsap County
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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. Thurman W. Lowans



Comment #: WA808
When presenting your side when on the Receiving end of a TRO He violates civil laws by not allowing a continuance for an attorney if you have obtained one but paperwork or phone calls were not made prior to. Judge also ignores your testimony for the most part and will still throw the order against you for something you've proven in your testimony as one entire thing, he'll pick the worst of them and say for that reason he's still filing the restraining order. Judge is RUDE at times when it comes to presenting your own testimony, HAVE A LAWYER WHEN IN COURT WITH THIS ONE!


Comment #: WA670
He has already determined the outcome of the hearing before it begins. If you are on the side opposite his drinking buddy attorney, you will never have a fair ruling. The court staff will acknowledge this -- I was told by a facilitator that I will never have a fair ruling. Kitsap County Family Court Commissioners Courtroom is an incestuous pit -- it's the "old boys' network" all the way.


Comment #: WA117
Ignores and cuts you off. Makes uncalled for personal comments when you disagree with him and his predetermined decision. Doesn't read your declaration and ignores your arguments.


Comment #: WA95
Ignores civil rules, and when you bring them up, has to go and grab the book for very common civil rules, doesn't seem to know them. Will cut you off before you have a chance to site rules. And apparently "Declarations" aren't "Pleadings". He might want to go let Blacks Law Dictionary know that.