Hon. Jeremy Fogel See Rating Details
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Average Rating:7.9 - 3 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. Jeremy Fogel


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 9243
Judge Fogel has a very even temperament. He is familliar with large complex cases and treats counsel very fairly. His staff is very flexible in scheduling matters. He is not afraid to make tough decisions, including reversing a prior decision, if he believes it is the right one. A good judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 7871
After respecting his efforts as a state court judge, I have been sorely disappointed in him on the Federal Bench. I was in a copyright dispute and he told me "that mom and pop stores like my client always settle." He then sat on my motion for summary judgment for seven months, then denied it on grounds which ignored the best legal argument. I wonder sometimes if he just relies on his clerks.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 6730
One of the best if not the best judge on the bench. Certainly the best in San Jose. He is fair, compassionate, and not afraid to make very strong rulings in new areas. There was a case in Santa Cruz where the defendant was being tried for a pot bust. The snitch was such a lying dog (as were the agents who controlled him) that the AUSA allowed a 4 year max telephone count. Because of the vile conduct of the snitch, Judge Fogel sentenced the defendant to 6 months halfway house and 6 months home arrest.