Hon. John R. Adams See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
N.D.Ohio  
Average Rating:3.6 - 11 rating(s)
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Ratings

*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)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Trial:    (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Sentencing:    (1=Most Lenient,10=Most Harsh)
Typical Discount Off Guidelines for Cooperators:    (1=10%,10=100%)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating
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What others have said about Hon. John R. Adams


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21434
Rating:3.3
Comments:
Easily the worst judge in the district.

Prosecutor

Comment #: 21306
Rating:3.7
Comments:
This judge is a perfect example of how who you know is more important than what you know.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21047
Rating:3.2
Comments:
This judge is a miserable example of a federal judge. He treats lawyers and litigants like scum, like we are bothering him for asking him to do his job. His conduct is maliciously arbitrary and capricious. It is patently obvious that he loathes his job. He should do the legal community and society in general a favor and resign.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20867
Rating:2.2
Comments:
Judge Adams is not a good judge. He has a terrible judicial temperament, routinely treating counsel poorly. His arrogance is not supported by his legal acumen, which is average at best. His decisions, even when in your favor, are marked by harshness and not always supported by sound legal reasoning. He also takes inappropriate steps to insulate his decisions from appeal. If you draw Judge Adams, transfer your case or settle it, if at all possible.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 18915
Rating:3.2
Comments:
Is equally nasty to AUSA and Defense but client gets hurt. Never know what to expect

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 18331
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Gratuitously nasty, a living argument against lifetime tenure.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9075
Rating:3.2
Comments:
Wow, sort of like going through the looking glass.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 8399
Rating:2.2
Comments:
Very arrogant and cannot help but let his bias show during proceedings.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4493
Rating:2.7
Comments:
Judge Adams is a pompous, arrogant and biased judge, who is in far over his head.