Hon. Sandra S. Beckwith See Rating Details
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Average Rating:5.9 - 7 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. Sandra S. Beckwith


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 21951
Thanks to Judge Beckwith, I am pro se after she allowed my attorneys to withdraw from a politically motivated civil rights lawsuit. Despite the motions I have filed seeking her to recluse, her magistrate denied the recluse motion and the judge overruled my objection! Obviously she still has deep political ties to the Hamilton County honchos who elevated her to the Senior Judge throne. I filed an amended complaint 4/30/14 and she still has not granted leave to proceed. OUTRAGEOUS that she and her affiliates can control the access to Justice for this 67 year old political martyr.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 13503
She is a perfect federal judge: well-prepared, studious, in control but cordial. She sets a great tone for everyone else.

Court Staff

Comment #: 6763
She is well-prepared and works hard. She treats everyone fairly and courteously. People expect to her to act like a prima donna because that's what they're used to. When she doesn't, they don't know how to read her. She's just a nice, smart, hardworking lady.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3075
She is one of the hardest working judges on the federal bench, treats all-comers with respect, is fair and as unbiased as is humanly possible. She follows the Rules closely for the sake of making proceedings fair for everyone.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1589
Judge Beckwith despite here pro-gevernemnt position in general can be convinced. I am aware of Motion ot supress which she granted in a case where the govet. had a search warrant. She can be impatient if you are not prepared.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1395
When in doubt she defaults to the government's position. She would like to think of herself as fair but seems to be shocked to learn the lawyers do not regard her in that manner.
Will not take an agreed plea once a plea deadline has passed, even if it is not the defendant's fault. She will only take a plea as charged once the deadline has passed