Hon. William C. Griesbach See Rating Details
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Average Rating:5.5 - 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. William C. Griesbach


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23921
Easy to be in front of as a lawyer. Pretty good on substance. Not afraid to make a ruling.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23184
Ignores well settled precedent. Finds ways to dismiss a case if he is unfamiliar with law. If he wants the case dismissed, he will rule for the other party on a SJ in order to close the case from his docket even when facts and law are adverse to granting SJ. Extremely bias.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21738
Rules contrary to well settled precedent. Bias to government entities. Will find ways to dismiss a case when he is unfamiliar with State statutes and law. This judge should recuse himself when he knows he is unfamiliar with law and statutes instead of wrongfully dismissing a case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20908
Extremely conservative, pro-business and anti-consumer judge.

Demonstrates extremely high bias against consumer litigants - and for big business.

He cannot handle even remotely complex cases. He just finds a way to dismiss them to get them off of his docket.

This judge gets very upset, and takes it out on litigants, when his lack of knowledge regarding federal and state law is questioned or challenged.

He always takes a conservative view of everything, and will not make the right decisions even when given a plethora of relevant case law and/or precedent that shows his views to be contrary to the established case law in this state and circuit (and others).

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9429
Thoughtful and deliberate, he takes the time to understand complex issues and render well-reasoned decisions. Considerate of counsel.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 6454
Absolutely first-rate trial and motion judge. Scholarly and gives ample consideration to matters disputes that are not big dollar cases.