Hon. Philip M. Pro See Rating Details
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Average Rating:7.3 - 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)
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. Philip M. Pro


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22322
The critical comments about him in this listing are a little baffling to me. I've been before lots of federal judges, and I would put Pro at the top of the game. I find it unfortunate that he's essentially retired now. He ruled against me a few times, and for me a few. The thing about him is that any time he ruled against me, I never saw the order as lazy, missing the point, or even poorly reasoned. Every rule against me left me saying "yeah, he's got a good point."

His legacy lives on pretty nicely here in that Judge Navarro was one of his clerks, and she seems to carry on his pretty great tradition. So, I for one, miss the guy being on the bench. I hope that he gets bored with retirement and takes on some cases while on senior status.


Comment #: 5570
Very disappointing. He'll ignore the law to accomplish what he feels is just. He wastes people's time by being unprepared. He has a very judicial voice, however.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1842
a member of the good old boy club