Hon. Indu Thomas See Rating Details
Superior Court
Thurston County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.4 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 3 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. Indu Thomas



Comment #: WA770
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!!


Comment #: WA740
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
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
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
Not ready to be a judge and doesn't know she is not ready.


Comment #: WA411
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
Not a fair judge

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA327
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.


Comment #: WA192
Rating:Not Rated
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!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WA165
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.