Hon. Robert C. Jones See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
D.Nev.  
Average Rating:3.4 - 26 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. Robert C. Jones


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 24258
Rating:1.0
Comments:
How does this judge stay on the bench? Someone needs to remove him. Judicial activism is an understatement. He redefines the word. He doesn't bother with the law at all. He needs to be off the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23882
Rating:2.2
Comments:
By far the worst judge in Nevada. He thinks he's the smartest person in the room, when he rarely is. Absolutely inconsistent - I've seen cases where he ruled one way from the bench (for plaintiff), and the exact opposite (for defendant) in the written order.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23537
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Jones needs to be removed from the bench. He is an embarrassment to Nevada and is the textbook example of judicial activism.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23124
Rating:3.5
Comments:
Judge Jones has no business on the bench as a civil trial judge. He has a very limited understanding of FRCivP and is not interested in understanding the substantive law in cases before him. He is also loose with the facts if it serves his desired outcome.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21945
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
How this man is a chief judge in federal court is a mystery. Doesn't not understand basics like removal, diversity jurisdiction, etc. Cannot admit mistakes. Avoid at all costs.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21215
Rating:3.8
Comments:
Judge Jones comes to court with an agenda. He is very conservative, and defines the phrase "legislating from the bench."

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 21171
Rating:3.8
Comments:
Judge Jones, as with all federal judges, was appointed to his position. He is not a scholar, and the depth of his analysis will depend on his law clerks. His bias is significant. He does not like litigation and his substantive knowledge is grossly deficient. He will accept an argument that he favors, even if it is not supported by the law. I had a mediation (federal court) where the magistrate even told my clients several times that he didn't know how Judge Jones came to his decision, as it was contrary to statutory law. He is not a good judge for either plaintiffs or the defense. Don't dive into the Judge Jones pool without a neck brace!

Litigant

Comment #: 11787
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This input is NOT out of retaliation. My experience with His Honor Judge Jones was that he plainly dislikes pro se litigants. He allowed opposing counsel(s) to act out in his court like sweathogs from Welcome Back Cotter. When I was provided the opportunity to present argument during Oral Argument he would constantly interrupt. It seemed as though he didn't want me to present my argument. He allowed an intervener without the basis of common law. Jones apologized to the Defendants as I was walking out of the Courtroom. The Defendants were unlicensed debt collectors filing erroneous liens with the intent of foreclosing my home without the basis of substantive law.

Other

Comment #: 4907
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I am commenting on the miscarriage of justice displayed by the Hon. Robert C. Jones regarding the Diana Flaherty case. My faith in the American justice system has reached a new low. I hope for the sake of my children that such judges are an anomaly.

Other

Comment #: 4903
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Judge, I gave you a low rating not because I am a mean person but simply because when you handed Diana Lee Flaherty-Edwards her sentence you let her walk away scott free after she STOLE money from many investers and is free to do it all over again. That is not justice! I am here just trying to figure out how I will stay warm this winter; that money that she stole could have bought heat for my home.

Other

Comment #: 4902
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Handling of Diana Lee Flaherty-Edwards is shameful.

Other

Comment #: 4901
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Diana Lee Flaherty-Edwards has been convicted by your court and sentenced because she, along with her husband, scammed and stole tens of millions of dollars from innocent individual investors.
Yet you seem to have cast a blind eye toward her disrespectfully ignoring your order to surrender to Dublin.
At the very least, you appear to be careless in having proper respect for your "bench" enforced.
In addition, you betray a callous disregard for the many thousands deserving of justice in this case, which in turn, beg questions regarding your own judicial honor given your apparent disinterest for her fugitive status.

It would appear to this individual that the "Honor" in your title is a less-than-accurate description of the person behind the robe.

Other

Comment #: 4893
Rating:1.0
Comments:
You should be ashamed of your conduct regarding Diana Flaherty! You should be ashamed for being a judge, when you blew this case so bad! I guess she didn't rip you off for most of your savings? So you show that you care less about justice and serving the very people that pay your salary!

Other

Comment #: 4891
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
How can anyone honor the "Honorable" judge when he refuses to honor his own decisions? He allows Diana Lee Flaherty to flout his order to surrender herself while entertaining a filing from her lawyer who brazenly offers to bring her in when it's convenient for him. For a judge, Mr. Jones exhibits, at best, egregiously poor judgment; at worst, he exhibits absolute incompetence. I don't wish to imagine what motivations might lurk between his poor judgment and his incompetence. Perhaps he should be brought before a judge?

Other

Comment #: 4889
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He doesn't seem to care about justice, IMO.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 4884
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Somebody with an IQ of 79 ripped off thousands of investors.

An educated judge allowed the deed to go unpunished.

Who has a higher level of intelligence?

Judge Jones, I have but one question for you:

When are you going to start doing your job?

Other

Comment #: 4883
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
What is the Hon. Robert C. Jones up to? I'm completely dumbfounded with his actions to date. Thousands of shareholders have been robbed of millions of dollars from Diana Lee Flaherty -- let's get some justice for the everyday hard-working American people please. This is insane.

Other

Comment #: 4882
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The Hon. Robert C. Jones should be serving the sentence for Diana Lee Flaherty. What an irresponsible thing to do.

Other

Comment #: 4881
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I am writing this on one case only: the handling of the Diana Lee Flaherty case. It appears that she failed to show up to turn herself in to prison. Now we are waiting for the judge to issue a bench warrant for her arrest. Let's not delay this any more. Issue the bench warrant on the request of the prosecutor. Why or who are you protecting? There are many innocent shareholders watching this case and will make their opinions known to the media if you do nothing. Do you want this? Now go do the right thing. Thank you.

Other

Comment #: 4880
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This ranking is in regards to the Diana Lee Flaherty case. This judge handed down a conviction for securities fraud, then allowed the woman convicted to stay out of prison for a year, completely ignoring his order to surrender to the BOP repeatedly. She has resided in the home bought by illegal gains with her husband who is a securities violator to the tune of $58,000,000 dollars. Using opinion letters written illegally unrestricting securities by the very lawyer this judge has placed in the position as guardian. Sherwin Cook (the court appointed guardian of Diana Lee) was the resident agent and legal counsel of the scam she was busted in.

Other

Comment #: 4879
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Diana Lee Flaherty-Edwards remains out of jail? Help me understand why this judge does not act on the prosecution's motion to put her in prison?

Other

Comment #: 4878
Rating:1.0
Comments:
If the judge can not even uphold his own rulings then he should not be a judge.

Court Staff

Comment #: 4104
Rating:4.3
Comments:
Judge Jones seems very sharp; I have no doubt he has the ability to be an effective trial judge, but for some reason he just did not use that ability in the case I had before him. He is way too outcome-oriented and is not at all interested in legal arguments -- no matter how convicning or correct -- that do not lead him in the direction he wants to go. He also does not seem to understand how to manage effectively a large and complex civil case. Fifteen minutes of argument at a Monday morning hearing to dispose of motions may be fine for bankruptcy court; it does not transfer well to complex civil cases in district court. Although my case was pending for years, we never saw a written order from him.