Hon. Richard Cebull See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
D.Mont.  
Average Rating:8.3 - 4 rating(s)
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Ratings

*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%)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating
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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 13627
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I have periodically rated judges using The Robing Room. I am hopeful all of us that do so are objective in our assessments. Yet, I see very positive statements about this judge. Integrity is the most important single qualification of a Federal judge. Do these positive comments about him indicate that even a judge who is functionally good on the bench can can lack integrity in other aspects of his professional life?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 11266
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Cebull has no ego and handles cases with an even temper and, above all, supreme fairness. You know where you stand and there are no surprises.

Prosecutor

Comment #: 4638
Rating:6.8
Comments:
Judge Cebull is an easygoing guy. His courtroom is relatively non-threatening and a pleasure to work in (unlike those of his two colleagues). Judge Cebull is unpretentious and unassuming, always remembering that he is a public servant and a former practitioner so that he displays courtesy, common sense and patience (again unlike his two colleagues).

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 2744
Rating:8.0
Comments:
Judge Cebull is very down-to-earth. He is a tough sentencer which has earned him the nickname "ride 'em rough from Roundup" (Roundup, Mt. is his hometown), but he treats the parties and counsel who appear before him with respect and decency. He is refreshingly blunt and to the point. You never have to guess about where he is coming from. He has alot of common-sense and street smarts, which make him well liked by both the criminal and civil bars.