Hon. Sarah Netburn See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
Average Rating:8.6 - 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Sarah Netburn


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22964
Very disappointing. She was a court appointed "mediator" in a complicated, acrimonious case. She was way out of her league. Not sure if she understood what was going on. She did very little but communicate each party's settlement offers, with no real attempt to convince either side to give up extreme (and sometimes ridiculous) positions. Both sides agreed there was no point in having a second session. Her numbers are inflated here because she is a very nice person and good on the non-substantive things, e.g., scheduling flexibility and punctuality, but, sadly, that's where it ends.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21724
Did an excellent job of achieving settlement in a case with an erratic plaintiff where multiple efforts had failed before. Was well-versed in the nuances of the case, exhibited the patience of Job, and devoted the better part of a day to resolving the matter. I would definitely use her again for settlement.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20824
Judge Netburn dedicated the better part of her day to our settlement conference. She was flexible in her approach, willing to listen to the parties and their desires, and was effective in bridging the considerable gap which existed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19090
I participated with her in a civil suit involving trademark infringement and breach of contract; she spent a good four
hours helping the parties reach a settlemnent. Excellent mediator.