Hon. Robert E. Payne See Rating Details
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Average Rating:5.1 - 5 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%)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating

What others have said about Hon. Robert E. Payne


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.