Judicial Survey 2012 — Vicinage 8 — Middlesex

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Each judge's rank in the vicinage (shown in parentheses) is based on his or her overall score, which is an average of the judge’s scores in all nine evaluative categories. Under each score is the quantity of survey responses received in that category.
Judge (Rank)
*= assignment or presiding judge
1.
Fairly weighs evidence and arguments
2.
Properly applies procedure and evidence rules
3.
Knowledgeable on substantive law
4.
Capable of handling complex cases
5.
Familiar with pleadings, briefs and record
6.
Skillfully fosters settlement when appropriate
7.
Moves proceedings and makes decisions promptly
8.
Courteous and respectful to litigants and lawyers
9.
Unbiased as to race, gender and party identity
10.
Overall Score
Bergman, Arthur (6)
8.48
8.51
8.50
8.51
8.77
8.04
8.49
9.21
9.57
8.68
 
98
99
98
92
98
90
94
99
95
 
Berman, Glenn (5)
8.40
8.46
8.75
8.71
8.79
8.20
8.68
8.84
9.32
8.68
 
216
213
211
203
209
201
208
208
196
 
Cantor, Jane (20)
7.46
7.52
7.57
7.48
8.21
7.45
7.68
7.80
8.35
7.72
 
63
64
67
64
67
62
65
65
68
 
Carter, Andrea (25)
7.33
7.25
6.95
6.50
7.14
6.80
6.98
8.13
8.86
7.33
 
57
57
58
56
59
56
60
60
59
 
Ciuffani, Frank* (2)
8.87
8.92
9.04
9.10
9.09
8.52
9.01
9.18
9.40
9.01
 
237
235
235
227
234
220
234
235
230
 
Currier, Heidi (8)
8.44
8.41
8.33
8.41
8.69
8.23
8.65
9.19
9.33
8.63
 
120
119
121
120
121
112
121
120
120
 
Ferencz, Bradley* (27)
7.15
7.34
7.37
7.36
7.22
7.08
7.80
6.49
7.99
7.31
 
137
137
136
135
134
127
133
135
133
 
Flynn, Colleen (1)
8.82
8.88
8.96
8.84
9.07
9.00
9.11
9.35
9.11
9.01
 
56
56
56
55
56
55
57
57
56
 
Francis, Travis* (10)
8.56
8.51
8.23
8.14
8.65
8.20
8.28
9.35
9.47
8.60
 
143
140
141
136
141
133
139
139
136
 
Gelade, Melvin (18)
7.93
7.91
7.96
7.22
7.82
7.73
8.12
8.62
8.97
8.03
 
121
120
119
111
119
109
119
119
116
 
Happas, Jamie* (3)
8.74
8.72
8.87
8.91
8.83
8.58
8.88
8.88
9.28
8.85
 
245
246
244
240
243
241
248
252
244
 
Hyland, James (7)
8.57
8.51
8.33
8.16
8.60
8.33
8.71
9.22
9.40
8.65
 
74
73
73
73
73
69
73
74
72
 
Jorgensen, John (14)
8.44
8.34
8.52
8.40
8.74
7.75
8.61
8.76
8.67
8.47
 
63
62
62
60
62
59
61
62
61
 
Leblon, Vincent (15)
8.50
8.34
8.15
8.09
8.45
8.04
8.37
9.09
9.17
8.47
 
174
172
173
169
174
164
173
173
169
 
Mayer, Jessica (9)
8.45
8.46
8.55
8.53
8.59
8.32
8.83
8.66
9.19
8.62
 
118
117
119
113
117
111
115
116
113
 
McCormick, Ann (24)
6.95
7.09
7.77
7.65
7.84
6.61
7.51
7.16
7.96
7.39
 
92
92
93
92
92
85
92
94
92
 
Nieves, Dennis (13)
8.60
8.36
8.31
8.05
8.75
8.64
7.76
9.11
8.96
8.51
 
80
81
80
79
80
76
79
80
80
 
Paley, Phillip (19)
7.77
7.71
7.88
7.68
7.89
7.54
8.07
8.30
8.73
7.95
 
194
194
192
190
192
184
192
193
186
 
Paone, Joseph (17)
8.02
7.80
7.55
7.60
8.02
7.93
8.23
8.73
8.69
8.06
 
48
49
47
45
48
46
47
48
48
 
Pincus, Diane (21)
7.49
7.35
7.21
6.74
7.75
6.84
7.44
8.48
8.86
7.57
 
71
71
71
68
71
63
70
71
70
 
Pullen, Lorraine (28)
5.85
5.69
5.44
5.16
6.07
5.70
6.07
6.26
6.97
5.91
 
61
58
59
57
58
56
59
61
58
 
Rea, Joseph (22)
7.30
7.22
7.19
7.02
7.55
6.98
7.55
8.11
8.83
7.53
 
102
100
101
95
99
95
99
101
99
 
Rivas, Alberto (26)
7.27
7.20
7.30
7.08
7.68
7.02
7.71
6.85
7.80
7.32
 
66
66
66
64
65
65
65
66
64
 
Stolte, Barbara (16)
8.20
8.13
7.88
7.79
8.10
8.06
7.92
9.03
9.03
8.24
 
40
39
40
39
39
36
39
40
39
 
Toto, Michael (12)
8.47
8.39
8.44
8.19
8.58
8.13
8.40
9.33
9.31
8.58
 
57
57
57
54
57
52
57
57
55
 
Venezia, Deborah* (4)
8.65
8.65
8.76
8.65
8.63
8.61
8.66
9.06
9.20
8.76
 
65
65
63
62
63
59
62
62
61
 
Vignuolo, Lisa (11)
8.45
8.45
8.37
8.05
8.53
8.49
8.50
9.25
9.28
8.59
 
40
40
41
39
40
39
40
40
40
 
Weisberg, Barry (23)
7.41
7.22
7.63
7.55
7.90
6.70
7.98
6.85
8.32
7.51
 
58
59
59
55
58
53
58
60
59
 
AVERAGES
8.02
7.97
7.99
7.84
8.21
7.77
8.14
8.47
8.86
8.14

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