Hon. James D. Moyer See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
Average Rating:8.5 - 8 rating(s)
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*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=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
*Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation:    (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
*Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation:   (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Flexibility In Scheduling   (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Pre-Trial:   (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions:   (1=Least Involved,10=Most Involved)
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What others have said about Hon. James D. Moyer


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21669
Very practical in his approach to discovery disputes. Hands on in settlement conferences. Always a gentleman. He is even tempered and listens to all arguments. However, he will not have the wool pulled over his eyes. Excellent U.S. Magistrate Judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12015
Very understanding of the REAL world of litigation. Extremely courteous to all. I wish all judges had his attitude. A true CREDIT to the judiciary.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11792
Judge Moyer is fair, professional and prepared. In employment cases, he brings knowledge as well as experience to settlement conferences, as well as discovery disputes. He seeks a practical result with no attempt at being overbearing or imposing any personal preference for a result. Judge Moyer is an excellent judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 9144
A pleasure to practice in front of, but do not take his genuinely friendly manner to mean that he is a pushover. He will see through a smokescreen in an instant, and then nicely blow you out of the water.
Be prepared to advocate for your client with law and facts, not BS.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 3947
Great judge and a great guy. Very bright and always fair. Gentleman to everyone.

I'm surprised he has not been elevated to the District Court.


Comment #: 3589
Moyer is one of the brightest judges I have ever appeared in front of. No matter how difficult the issue "he gets it." Be forewarned, he is a tough judge to bulls--t, so either your know your stuff or expect to have a long day in court.