Hon. Tina Polachek Gartley

Judge Gartley's Average Overall Review:

1 Stars

Based on 8 reviews

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5195. witness

I do not understand how she is still a judge. she shows no mercy for people. she will be in jail in a couple years. Ive already filed a complaint against her with the NAACP and i know im not the ony one.


5158. witness

i can not beleive the way this judge so cruelly decided to put my husband on probation for child support because this was his second offence of getting behind. she did not even ask him why he was behind. even tho he brought his arears to the meeting plus the next months payment not to mention but the court papers say let us know why you did not pay and well she couldnt even ask him why october was his last payment even tho october was a huge house fire that put us with our 5 children in a terrible situation. and the time befor he got behind because he had a devistating injury at work which led to many months of surgeries. at income tax time when these problems occured we always pay the back support but this judge cared less and does not have children in her best interest considering she decided to put him on probation which will put him in jail away from all his children if he misses a payment. why dont his children matter why does only a money hungry ex matter this girl goes on disney vacations and cruises and has new cars and we have to get a judge who realy dont care about the children awesome


5292. witness

She is a brutal unfair judge who hates me and gave someone I k ow the hardest penalties possible yes he got a fourth dui but is first two were when he was young...06_07.... And make him eligible for a reentry program.and will not allow him to be on it .the courts and corrections department are so corrupt and I ter twind it's sad ...you have the drug treatment ladies.. as deputy warden and she can do either jobs everyone is drunk or high meaning correctional officers...and my loved on has saw so many overdose on the work release block in the all most 14 months they have been there it's ridiculous .is it suppose to correct you and put u back in society better then when u went in ...they have all most lost there job making 20$ an hr....involved in there corruption...and around nothing but drugs...not the jail parole or judge Hartley reconizea the fake through all this he never used or got in trouble and still will not let him out to take care of his family and house which he all most lost...and hasn't saw his sound since he been in paying support keeping it current...and violating a court visitation order by a senior judge


6682. party to case (pro se)

Terrible! Was clearly bribed snd need to be removed from the bench. Issued an illegal PFA on a Berks County matter in a Luzerne Courtroom. She had no business accepting bribes. I want to know how much she was paid.


6843. other

Judge Gartley ,hands down,is thee most unfair,bullheaded,men hating,BIASED,womens advocate,disgrace, for a parental role model in this county.....the entire courthouse knows it,says it on the "QT"....if you happen to be a man in the domestic "system",in front of her,forget it,dont bother saying a word.....it's a waste of breath,she will not hear you whatsoever over her glasses, as she looks at you,and pretends to listen.....her mind is made up ,before,you say a word..... There are so many great,attentive,PAYING father's that go in front this disgrace for a judge,that get railroaded daily....it's disgusting,to even think for a second that she gives one single thought about the father's and they're children that the father's love ,and the children love they're father's......she should never ,ever,be considered to be re-elected ,unless it's for a job in the courthouse that's in records.....because I can tell you a fact,she needs lots of practice in that department.....she never even looks at the history of these cases. That's apparent in all the cases of custody that go in front of her. Gartley equals unfair.zero stars in my honest opinion. period.


7505. party to case (pro se)

I was falsely imprisoned by my ex, then he put a bogus PFA on me. I submitted evidence proving not only did northeast counseling and Children and Youth make a mistake (in writing, medical documents), but also that the statements made in the PFA were false. i also providing information about my child's other parent belonging to a politically charged family. She ordered my health documents in court, but refused to subpoena them. When I refused, she denied me custody. Also I must mention, she handled an adoption case of mine 1993 and refuse to recuse the court case. The is a a disgrace to the judicial system, and handled my domestic relation case, even though she had absolutely no right or jurisdiction to do so. I just love Luzerne county, where corruption nepotism "Good Old Boys and Girls" rule the land. Apparently I don't have the right last name, because I am not from these there parts guh guh guh. It's Dukes of Hazard and a backward wayward county.


8825. juror

She was very informative during the trial. She explained everything clearly and precisely. She was tough when needed during questioning. She made the jury comfortable which helped us make a tough case easier to decide. I would think those whom she was trying would dislike her.


9098. witness

I’m only leaving 1 star because it is the lowest option. I came and sat in on an ongoing case with someone I know and I must say, she is unfit to judge even in a pie eating contest! I watched her speak disrespectfully not only to the defendants but also to counsel. She spoke down to the attorneys and from what I saw handed out the max sentences for those before her. She’s incompetent and lacks integrity. I suggest that the people of Luzerne county fight to have her removed from the bench. I’m sure it is her wish to detain every free citizen in the area. I’m not a resident but I strongly suggest Luzern County residents research this judge and get her off the bench FAST!

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