Hon. Janis Lynn Sammartino See Rating Details
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Average Rating:6.7 - 4 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. Janis Lynn Sammartino


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 13038
She is very nice and pleasant. She is just not very bright. Will give whatever sentence Government wants.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 11988
Had a lengthy trial with Judge Sammartino and found her to be very fair and patient. Let me try my case. Regardless of how her rulings went, I always felt that she gave everyone a chance and considered my arguments fully before ruling. Extremely polite to counsel and a pleasure to work with I think.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 9362
She's relatively new, but has quickly established herself as one of the best judges in the district. She is very evenhanded -- I've won and lost in cases before her, but her rulings are always intelligent and well considered. In one case, she issued a written opinion that were better than the parties' briefs. She also is patient and respectful to Defendants. I always look forward to appearing in her court.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 8625
Judge Sammartino has a very nice demeanor. She will listen to arguments in a very respectful way and she does not rush the parties unnecessarily. Unfortunately, she is not very bright and she is very pro-Government. She does not know the Rules of Evidence. She is a nightmare in trial because of it.