Hon. Patricia A. Gaughan See Rating Details
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Average Rating:9.3 - 3 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)
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%)
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What others have said about Hon. Patricia A. Gaughan


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 18917
She has a great smile and laughs a lot, but that won't help you unless your client deserves something.She can say 20 years with the same smile.It's fun to be with her for pre-trials.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9453
2 hour settlement conference. Really cared about the outcome. Really disagree woth comment 5963

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5964
Rating:Not Rated
I represented plaintiffs in two separate cases before her (for brief periods). She was a total disaster. She seems to love big defense firms. She's also amazing in her consistency in always ruling against the plaintiff. I heard she doesn't believe in ever discussing settlement (she says it's a conflict-of-interest for her to engage in any such discussions). Clinton appointment. Now I know why Ralph Nader ran for President.