Hon. James E. Boasberg See Rating Details
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Average Rating:7.7 - 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)
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. James E. Boasberg


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 33353
Judge Boasberg manages his docket superbly and his decisions are enjoyable to read. However, he runs his court room as though he is a DC Superior Court judge: he allows badly behaved attorneys to behave badly and the case runs like a circus.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 25002
A consummate professional, very conscientious, intelligent and even-handed. Uniformly courteous to counsel and litigants in his courtroom. Frequently enters orders following a hearing before I can get back to my office.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22898
Extremely even handed and fair. Is very smart but not arrogant. Fair and works hard to get the right result.His standing rule on discovery disputes sometimes short circuits reaching a good result.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 21409
Judge Boasberg is smart, well-prepared, and has a single aim: reaching the right result. On any motion or trial, large or small, you must be ready to appear before him. He is congenial and has a sense of humor, as well as a good judicial temperament, but he is ready to address the issues and get them right, so be sure to prepare well. He is a top-notch judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21059
Has an extreme pro-government bias.