Hon. Robert E. Payne See Rating Details
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Average Rating:5.1 - 6 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 E. Payne



Comment #: 23957
Rating:Not Rated
This judge made his decision before the trail began. He listened to no experts, ignored the defense half of the time, and gave the government lawyers preference.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12138
He already has a decision before hearing the case and tries to taylor the case around his decision. Very bias and not open to hearing other opinions.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9528
Tough. Treats both sides equally difficult.

Will do everything possible to see that cases are settled versus tried. Usually by putting the cases in a context that makes it difficult for both sides.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5235
Irascible and impatient, quick to pre-judge the merits of a case, usually in favor of plaintiffs. Never hesitates to tell defense counsel to pay money to settle a case. Hearings are often unpleasant for both sides.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5072
He often decides cases early and wrong. He is very strict, and frequently attempts to guide a case to the decision he wants by a series of rulings that are one-sided. He takes all the pleasure out of trying cases.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2308
VERY Strict judge. You need to know what you are talking about, both on the facts, and the law when you step in his territory. Don't bring a BS case before him, he will sanction you.