Hon. David E. Peebles See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
Average Rating:6.7 - 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)
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What others have said about Hon. David E. Peebles


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 31505
The worst Judge on the planet. I am a pro se litigate in a civil matter stemming from conditions I faced while incarcerated at Clinton County Jail. No matter what the Plaintiff (myself) put before him he denied it. For example, among a host of other egregious acts, I was able to show/prove the opposing attorney and/or defendant fraudulently doctored certain medical records to support the defendant's position. When I brought this to the Magistrate's attention, and after taking specific notice of the fraud he did nothing more than regard my claim of fruad as "plausible" and moved on. (Brandon v. Schroyer, 2016 WL 1638242 (N.D.N.Y. 2016) He misconstrued the facts, disregarded material evidence, and ruled on these otherwise indifferent defendants favor across the board. Granted, the case is before the Circuit Court, but to be clear, this Magistrate Judge is the worst on the Planet.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21879
Rating:Not Rated
Echo the other commenters statement that Peebles hates pro se plaintiffs. He also hates any private or public interest lawyers who try to help prisoners. He just wants to get cases off the docket.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21563
Judge Peebles has long been a valued jurist on this federal court. He is well-experienced as a magistrate judge and as a private attorney. He is fair, easy to work with, and will invest time and effort in getting a case resolved.


Comment #: 9927
I had a mixed experience with Judge Peebles. He did not act on a serious lawyer misconduct complaint I had (perjury) and hates pro se plaintiffs. He is a little too priggish and overly efficient for me.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3583
Great worker helped create a fast settlement.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3196
Great Judge. Is always fair to all parties. Is also fair regardless of how much he dislikes the lawyers involved, or the nature of their cases. Follows the law and case precedent. Can be swayed by good briefing and argument. Excellent temperment and demeanor. Every opinion he writes is thoroughly researched by he and his law clerk, Carrie. Decent during settlement, but could be better. Should be a District Judge now (he is certainly more qualified than Mary Donohue, but then again, so is a first year law student,) but he does not have the juice. Loves Georgia Tech Football.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1435
Good judge. Enjoys nuances of the law.