Hon. John Joseph Tharp See Rating Details
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Average Rating:9.7 - 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. John Joseph Tharp


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22504
Judge Tharp is a perfectionist. He could serve the country better at the Appellate level or higher.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19586
Judge Tharp sometimes starts his call early. Be warned. We were up second on a 9:30 call and showed up a couple minutes late. We sat through his entire call to discover that the case had already been called (seven and a half minutes early according to the transcript) and he had granted the opponent's motion in our absence. We would not have opposed had we been asked, but it seems a bit of a lapse not to even ask.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19088
Intelligent. Good temperament. Seemingly fair and hard working. Well prepared. Off to a good start.