Hon. Charles J. Siragusa See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
W.D.N.Y.  
Average Rating:9.1 - 7 rating(s)
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Ratings

*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%)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating
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What others have said about Hon. Charles J. Siragusa


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20790
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Judge Siragusa is a pleasant, even-tempered and fair-minded judge. He displays no bias for either side and gives very clear instructions to the jury. A lawyer should be well advised not to challenge Judge Siragusa's authority or rulings in front of the jury, as he gains the jury's respect at the outset and maintains it to the end.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 7674
Rating:7.8
Comments:
Your client will get a fair trial.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5138
Rating:9.2
Comments:
Hard worker, reads briefs and cases before oral argument, thoughtful. Polite to counsel but will challenge arguments and statements that don't make sense. Tries to get it right.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3635
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Liberal and very smart Judge. Always happy to see his name selected on my cases!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 3052
Rating:8.3
Comments:
I have done 2 criminal trials and a number of pled matters. He was a state court judge prior to his appointment to the federal bench.

Even though he comes from the local prosecutors' office, he is even handed in his dealings. He has an appreciation for the work that the private bar does. Thus he is fair minded when scheduling matters.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2078
Rating:9.5
Comments:
Judge Siragusa came out the local prosecutors office, and I thought he would be terrible on civil cases. Not so. He is extremely well prepared on motions, thoughtful and smart. He is easily the best USDC judge I have been in front of in 16 years of practice, perhaps the best period. He works very hard to understand the facts of each case and the applicable law, and challenges the attorneys during oral argument. Importantly, while he is appropriately firm about his scheduling orders, he remains extremely courteous and reasonable to the attorneys, and grants adjournments where it makes sense to do so.