Hon. Amy Totenberg See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
N.D.Ga.  
Average Rating:7.5 - 10 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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Litigant

Comment #: 25711
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Amy Totenberg is one of the most dangerous federal judges in northern district court. She is extremely intelligent and works with big corporations to fix cases. The reason she is dangerous? She is trusted and reputable but has quietly taken the bribery bate . The feds and supreme court judges need to start cleaning up that court room. Judge Amy Totenberg has been bought already and she should NEVER ever see a circuit appointment. She actually needs to be removed from the bench. She is a danger to our legal system.

Litigant

Comment #: 25075
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge does not respond to motions very quickly. Purely procedural motions, 2+ months, no ruling.

This travesty of a Judge does not even address arguments raised in motions by pro se parties. Terrible! Judge Amy Totenberg literally copies and pastes arguments of lawyers into the opinion, does not address arguments.
Cases I cited, like FTC v.s. North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners, totally ignored, not even cited by Judge Amy Totenberg. The dishonorable Amy Totenberg completely ignores all arguments raised by pro se parties even when the pro se party cites new Suprme Court precedents that directly contradict the resulting opinion. Complete disgrace. It's one thing to make a mistake, but another thing when the Judge doesn't even read your briefs. What a terrible Judge, complete disgrace.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23070
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Plaintiff Civil Litigation. She is fair and gets involved. I disagree that she is defense oriented and not a good draw for the plaintiff. I think she is pretty open minded and one of best draws in the Northern District of GA when a David and Goliath scenario.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20990
Rating:2.2
Comments:
I found the judge to have her own agenda, without regard to Northern District precedent. She is the last judge that I would want handling a case for a client. Very, very biased and opinionated. It is good that she is a federal judge or she would likely be replaced.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20941
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Don't let Judge Totenberg's liberal background or Obama appointment fool you. She is very pro-defense. If you are a plaintiff's lawyer in front of her, you need to be concerned.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19530
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Excellent judge, fair, follows the law, knows the law, needs to be promoted to the Eleventh Circuit.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19387
Rating:6.8
Comments:
A diligent jurist who is willing to make a party's arguments for them and to incorporate foreign law in her rulings to bring about a desired result.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19349
Rating:7.2
Comments:
very prompt, professional and actually easy on the eyes. As an Obama-Democratic appointee she seems biased towards defendants in civil cases

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19141
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Perfectly prepared, very thorough understanding of the law, balanced and fair, great staff. A pleasure to work with every time. The most plaintiff friendly judge in the NDGA - by which I mean, balanced.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19108
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Seems to know the law and fair, but clearly defense friendly/inclined, which is no suprise - liberal, Jewish and Obama appointee from Maryland.