Hon. Dennis P. Moroney See Rating Details
Circuit Court Judge
Circuit Court
Milwaukee County
First Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.6 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Dennis P. Moroney


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: WI187
This Honorable Judge issued a decision and final order in case no. 10CV16326 granting the department of revenue motion to dismiss because the taxpayers did not send a copy of their petition by certified mail to the DOR. The taxpayers claimed that there were errors in procedure and misinterpretation of the law in this tax assessment case. The appeals court affirmed the circuit court and the Wisconsin Supreme Court refused to review. The taxpayers are now seeking further legal rights within the legal system.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WI128
Doesn't under legal matters. He doesn't give defendents a chance to defend themselves. Comes off as being rude and doesn't listen to anyone but himself. He maybe to old to sit on the bench. Not friendly to the minority party.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WI60
Doesn't always understand the issues.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: WI15
I've always found Judge Moroney to be entirely on point, fair, judicious, and even somewhat humorous in my appearances before him. I can't imagine that someone would allege that he is "biased and hypercritical." Sounds to me like an angry defendant (or defendant supporter) who didn't get his or her way. He is a well-respected member of the legal community.


Comment #: WI13
Judge Moroney appears to be very unfair - he is biased and hypercritical and disrespectful towards defendants and their attorneys. Judge Moroney uses a great deal of negative overture and sarcasm and belittlement in court. He appears to have no patience. I think that Judge Moroney should stick to the guidelines of the law to decide cases instead of his emotions.


Comment #: WI11
Judge Moroney's courtroom is a place that no one should be subjected to. He is rude, obnoxious and disrespectful of clients as well as attorneys. He should find another profession.