Hon. Russell G. Vineyard See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
N.D.Ga.  
Average Rating:4.1 - 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Russell G. Vineyard


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 13829
Rating:10.0
Comments:
A really decent judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12800
Rating:10.0
Comments:
EXCELLENT JUDGE. HE FOLLOWS THE LAW. COURTEOUS TO EVERYONE. WE NEED MORE LIKE HIM.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11427
Rating:1.0
Comments:
If there was a number lower than "1", Vineyard would get it for Title VII cases. Don't be fooled by his quiet demeanor. You might as well start preparing your appeal to the 11th Circuit when you find out he's on your case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11369
Rating:1.0
Comments:
In employment cases . . . ZEEEE WORST!!! Applies the rules of evidence one way for employers, and the opposite way for plaintiffs--in the same opinion. Ignores evidence, as though it's not in the record, that could undermine the employer's defense. Then, just to raise the bar even higher, puts the burden on the plaintiff to DISPROVE that an employer's witnesses have an adequate evidentiary foundation.

This guy was a federal prosecutor. You'd assume he knows the rules of evidence. But his rulings make you wonder if he's campaigning for the next open USDC seat in a Republican administration. Or he just thinks plaintiffs are leaches.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11336
Rating:1.3
Comments:
Impossible to prove illegal discrimination to this guy. If the plaintiff testifies to discriminatory comments, he'll call them hearsay and say the record supports the defendants. HORRENDOUS. Has no business being involved in civil litigation.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6667
Rating:1.5
Comments:
Vineyard is a former US Attorney/Criminal Division and knows nothing about labor and employment law. He makes rulings that are laughable like finding a defendant's training records are not relevant when there is a Faragher/Ellerth defense that has been pled. He never ever saw a defendant's summary judgement motion he didn't like and will rule for the defendant on issues the defendant never even moved upon for judgment. Awful.