Georgetown lawyer attacks Gormley's f...

Georgetown lawyer attacks Gormley's family court

There are 314 comments on the Kentucky.com story from Nov 2, 2007, titled Georgetown lawyer attacks Gormley's family court. In it, Kentucky.com reports that:

“If that was the case, then you would recuse yourself from over 50 percent of the cases.”

A family court race for a recently created judgeship is gearing up to be among the most contentious races this election.

Judge Tamra Gormley was appointed in May to the bench in the 14th Judicial District, which consists of Bourbon, Scott and Woodford counties. Her opponent is Neil Duncliffe, a Georgetown lawyer.

Gormley's campaign ads note that she holds family court in a smaller courtroom 'so private family matters are not aired before a public audience.'

That's precisely the problem, her critics say. Although adoption and juvenile cases are closed to the public, Duncliffe said 'courts otherwise are public because public courts are accountable to people who they serve.' Read more

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despising dixon

Ripon, WI

#332 Jan 26, 2013
i apologise for my profanity! got too close to my heart!i still suffer from that decision on a daily basis as well do my twins!! mary and roger goens i pray everyday that you rot in hell just like that crackwhore !!!!!
MeMeWaye

United States

#333 Jan 29, 2013
Her court room id a circus she does no good for families. Her authority is being abused and no one seems to care. I haven't seen it herd her enforce the law only herself. She has the meetings private because she wants no witnesses to the disrespect that she is serving....
Pissed off father

Tucker, GA

#334 Apr 27, 2013
I went In Front of her I. April of this year (twice) and both times was made out to be the bad guy! My ex is saying that I have done all this stuff to my kid! Which I haven't !!! If I done so bad where in the hell is the proof? There's none !!!!! She took my visitation away now I have counciling classes I have to go to!! What about the mother she's the one that is abusing the child.. Filling her head full of crap that is far from the truth!! And this judge didn't ask for any proof or look to see if any past charges were filled or anything!!!! I'm with y'all she had her mind made up before I even walked in the damn court room. DEBAR!!!!! DEBAR!!!!
Sick of BS

Winchester, KY

#335 Apr 27, 2013
despising dixon wrote:
i apologise for my profanity! got too close to my heart!i still suffer from that decision on a daily basis as well do my twins!! mary and roger goens i pray everyday that you rot in hell just like that crackwhore !!!!!
You are a complete joke! If anybody is suffering based on the judges decision, it is the twins and thier sister. You should be ashamed for saying those things about Mary and Roger, they are giving her a life she would have never had here wih you. It's sad that the twins will not be afforded the same opportunities because they are here with you. And the next time you look at those beautiful boys, think about that "crack whore" that gave birth to them. You wouldn't have them without her.
HATE IT

Georgetown, KY

#336 May 4, 2013
She was great when dealing with my DVO, child custody an then divorce I was pleased and then she decided that everytime my childs father goes to court for the child support he has never made a payment on in 5 yes FIVE years she would simply tell him to pay what he can! I got tired of it an went to court against him this last time she didn't want me in the court room period then brought me in to ? me about my job!! Yes I work full time and make pretty good $$ that in no way excuses him from also supporting his children! As I told her before I was told to leave the court room YES I can support them on my own but I shouldn't have to!!!
mother

Richmond, KY

#337 May 8, 2013
my child was put in foster care,only because she wouldnt go to school,she had never been in trouble an is a very good child,because of this judge my daughter was drugged and raped while in foster care.an we was trying to get her back home after this terriable thing happned to her,no,bith sent her to mt.sterling,to a girls home...all for not going to school
father

Richmond, KY

#338 May 15, 2013
wat the hell,this woman needs to be removed,this child will be messed up for life
hmm

United States

#339 May 16, 2013
I'm spoon not a fan of Mrs gormley but she does try to hold people accountable and give them a chance.I think family court should be private as if u r in there for divorce or custody that is private. She does do a good job in keeping it private. Now she is easily duped by people who r horrible and is giving them too many chances.
Survivor

Clarksville, IN

#340 Jun 13, 2013
Upset Attorney wrote:
Folks you must get your facts together and head to Frankfort, Ky. Seems to me this Judge has no business to be a family court judge. Please I urge all of you to get her out.
- I wish all of you here would get together with me to discuss this. I want to see a good Judge on that bench. One that follows the law, one that doesn't rule with bias like she did in my case.
amc

Lexington, KY

#341 Jun 14, 2013
she sucks a friend of mine had his lil girl since she was born the mom left the out of no where came and took the baby well the judge gave the baby back to the mom 3 mos later the baby was beat all most to death, i mean the judge should have done her job had ppl look in to the case more. they was liveing out of the car. its sad she dont give any man a chance at all. im a women and i even see that, shes had a few cases like this and i sure in one of the the kid died. look her up on line theres tons of stuff on her. shes even lost her judge rights for 45days with no pay wow thats not shit when your messing with familys and kids,
Exactly

Waco, KY

#342 Jun 15, 2013
Judge Gormley needs to lose her damn job!! Anyone hear the story about little Audrey King... How her mother and boyfriend beat her and damn near killed her! She's not even 2 yet!! Well I blame judge Gormley just as much as Kim and Matt!!!! She took her away from Michael ( Audrey's father) who took great care of her and gave her to that monster! And look how she ends up! Beaten, abused, starved, so much brain damage we don't know if her vision will come back, lost half her body weight in 2 months!!!! And is still putting Michael through absolute Hell!!! The List goes on! I hope she can't sleep at night!!! I pray she never goes through what she has put Michael and Audrey through and after this is all over... If I was him I'd go to every news station, news paper, anything and get Justice!! The court system failed this child! And everyone from the mother and boyfriend, judge, county attorney, and social worker needs to be out of a Job and reap what they sow!!! She's no Judge! She's lower than the dirt on my shoe. All of this could've been prevented.... But because of her piss poor decision a child almost dies and a father is being put through the ringer! All I can say is I hope karma bites them in the ass!!!
amc

Lexington, KY

#343 Jun 17, 2013
thats who i was talking about. something does need tobe done if you look her up you can find all kinds of stuff on her. i gave mike alot of it, its sad. she must of not had her daddy growing up for her to hate men the way she does.
dude

Lexington, KY

#344 Jun 17, 2013
Well people, I hate to tell you this but she will not be held accountable. She will not lose any sleep. She might even get a raise. Until people figure out the justice system is really just big business, monsters like her will always be present.
Stop voting for lawyers. It's pretty simple people, society doesn't need unethical big money professional lawyers. Do your part, if you know these people say something to them. Shun them. Get them fired. They think they own America and maybe they do, it does not excuse you or I from allowing it to happen though. Please quit voting for slime. I look forward to a better system but it won't happen as long as lawyers make rules for everyone but themselves.
Concerned

United States

#345 Jun 19, 2013
Omg hearing all this makes me wanna yry I am a single mom heve been for a long time my kids got removed over not having a stable home no drugs filth any of that went in front of her she didn't care what I completed nothing didn't even wanna hear me just looked at me come back 2 court and woudd start the adoption process I am crushed my kids r no babies they will b devatsed... I don't know what 2 do something needs 2 b done with her and fast not for just my familie but everones she has messed up no body deserves this especially the kids... I am beyond schocked woried a bout my own may b we all nded 2 sign petions go 2 the media get theses stories out before she harms anyones elses life I mean its get ridioclues... Does she not c theses kids r being harmed OMG... I am truly concerned a bout my case and all the cases b fore what happened 2 these kids and the ones in the future... truly concerned
Help the children

Georgetown, KY

#346 Sep 20, 2013
I am 50 years old and witnessedd this week one of the worst miscarriages of justice ever my son,went before Judge Gormley for custody of his 2 children.He or his attorney were not allowed to speak the mother was allowed to scream make false statements, whatever she wanted to do.She by the way had filed no motions nor did she have an attorney,however anything she said was listened to nothing my son or his attorney tried to say was even heard,what can be done this is not about her personal feelings about men this is about the CHILDREN.Their safety and wellbeing.
Wondering

United States

#347 Sep 20, 2013
Used Neil before he's a dam good attorney and dam good man hope he gets it
been there

United States

#348 Sep 20, 2013
Help the children wrote:
I am 50 years old and witnessedd this week one of the worst miscarriages of justice ever my son,went before Judge Gormley for custody of his 2 children.He or his attorney were not allowed to speak the mother was allowed to scream make false statements, whatever she wanted to do.She by the way had filed no motions nor did she have an attorney,however anything she said was listened to nothing my son or his attorney tried to say was even heard,what can be done this is not about her personal feelings about men this is about the CHILDREN.Their safety and wellbeing.
sorry. nothing can be done. you and ever man that is put b4 her will be done wrong. it will eat you up inside for about a year and then hopefully you can move on. try and take satisfaction from the fact she is a miserable human being that only survives by trying to make others as miserable as herself
Unfair

Georgetown, KY

#349 Sep 28, 2013
been there wrote:
<quoted text>
sorry. nothing can be done. you and ever man that is put b4 her will be done wrong. it will eat you up inside for about a year and then hopefully you can move on. try and take satisfaction from the fact she is a miserable human being that only survives by trying to make others as miserable as herself
I'm saddened by what I've seen in that courtroom. I am a woman who has been before her and was railroaded by the county attorney, social services and the father of our children. It happens on a daily basis unfortunately. CPS has lost their sensitivity and objectivity to see each case as more than a mark on their stats. And, unfortunately, if you're not willing to play dirty, you will be crushed by the system for having morals,and ethics. Gormley is human and makes mistakes but one of her biggest errors is trusting in the opinions and suggestions of those she surrounds herself with. Sad really.
Concered grandmother

United States

#350 Oct 31, 2013
July 2013 our lives has forever changed. My son was in gormley 'a court for a DVO and Gormley ordered him into anger management for 24 classes which can be taken once a week . He was orderd no visitation with his girls age 4 and 5 . Not only did udge gormley deprive him and his daughters from seeing each other she didn't even consider the mother had a DVO against her in another county. My son is getting ready to file a motion after 12 classes asking to see his kids . I had never heard anything like this before of keeping the father from no contact for a DVO . The girls are the victims. They stayed mostly with their father and I know they feel like their father has abandoned them. In my on-going pursuit for justice I won't give up . Know I understand what items to grieve.
Just Vote

Georgetown, KY

#351 Nov 4, 2013
dude wrote:
Well people, I hate to tell you this but she will not be held accountable. She will not lose any sleep. She might even get a raise. Until people figure out the justice system is really just big business, monsters like her will always be present.
Stop voting for lawyers. It's pretty simple people, society doesn't need unethical big money professional lawyers. Do your part, if you know these people say something to them. Shun them. Get them fired. They think they own America and maybe they do, it does not excuse you or I from allowing it to happen though. Please quit voting for slime. I look forward to a better system but it won't happen as long as lawyers make rules for everyone but themselves.
Like so many others on here, your frustration with the courts and justice system is understandable, even justified if you have only been in her court. But in KY, and most states actually, only attorneys who have been practicing a least eight years can be elected or appointed as a family court judge. And there are many great lawyers and judges out there who give most of their heart and soul (and time) to helping families. Judges are supposed to know the law and follow it. But unfortunately, not all of them do.

Judge Gormley will have the chance at eight more years on the bench if she wins the election next year. The Voters in Bourbon, Scott, and Woodford Counties will have a choice to make. But most voters have no clue about judges or judicial candidates when they vote, so they typically just vote for the person already in office. Hopefully they will do their research this time.

By law whoever runs against her will be a lawyer, but if that person cares enough about people in these counties to challenge her, they probably deserve more credit than you think.

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