Hon. Robert P. Patterson, Jr. See Rating Details
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Average Rating:8.0 - 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)
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. Robert P. Patterson, Jr.


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19736
This is easily the worst judge I was ever in front of in a long career in civil litigation.


Comment #: 12775
Had a whistle blowing case against OTS.
OTS regulated AIG, Washington Mutual, Lehman Brothers, Indy Mac, Countrywide and GMAC. Also, two top OTS managers were dismissed for altering capital reports. The lawsuit mentioned one of the examiners, who was assigned to AIG and had to testify before the Finacial Crisis Investigation Commission. You may read the report to see what FCIC said about the veracity of OTS.
Opinion said that I was the only one saying what I was charging. If Judge would have looked at the exhibits, he would have seen that their own in house counsel said, documents like this are bad for the banks case.
Had Magistrate write the opinion! Refused to allow oral argument. Dismissed case on summary judgement.
Perhaps if steps were taken at the time of the lawsuit, some of the massive sufering could have been avoided.


Comment #: 9659
A perfect gentlemen of the old school with a new school case in which he did not get help from the defense or prosecution. While he admitted the prosecution accounting data was deeply flawed, he forged ahead with a jury charge that guaranteed a conviction, and based sentencing on data he recognized and admitted was 'a mess'and a poor legal president. Rushed the defense prep. While he could have thrown the book, he only threw a wrong chapter. A complex case bungled by all sides to a contradictory train wreck of a conclusion.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9452
I've tried a lot of civil cases and I have never seen a judge who is more conscientious, patient and sincerely concerned with doing what is right.

And yes, it seems to be a pattern here, I lost the trial.

Court Staff

Comment #: 8976
Judge Patterson is the kind of lawyer and judge we should all aspire to be: thoughtful, experienced, intelligent, fair, merciful but firm. He is also one of the most hardworking judges any of us will ever know; he rules promptly and moves cases along. He is truly a remarkable human being and jurist, with a long record of significant public service. A very great gentleman, like his father before him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 7473
Judge Patterson is the epitome of what a judge should be. He has a commanding presence. I would agree with the quote "A terrific judicial demeanor." He has the utmost respect for attorneys and litigants alike. He is not at all haughty but he commands respect. He inspires respect in the system, unlike other judges. I wish there were more like him. Definitely old school.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3893
A real gentleman and terrific judicial demeanor. He gives real consideration to every argument, and I have never seen him disrespectful or rude to attorneys.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3438
Old School. Even handed and judicous.