Hon. G. Michael Harvey See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
D.D.C.  
Average Rating:10.0 - 3 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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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 34266
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Magistrate Judge Harvey is a consummate professional. He was the mediator in multiple cases in which I represented a party to the dispute. He was thoughtful, clever, and respectful. He kept the conversation going even when it seemed to stall.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 33709
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
The information below about Judge Harvey is wrong. Defendant Sibick was initially ordered released by a different magistrate judge in a different judicial district. Judge Harvey, by the way, is an excellent magistrate judge with stellar judgment.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 33701
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
In my opinion, Magistrate Judge G. Michael Harvey has incredibly bad judgment. He released a defendant charged in the Capitol Riots on a no-bail basis. The defendant, named Thomas Sibick, had been involved in the severe beating of D.C. Police Officer Michael Fanone. Sibick took the police officer's badge and radio home with the defendant as a souvenir.
https://www.wgrz.com/article/news/crime/buffalo-man-faces-federal-charges-after-involvement-in-united-states-capitol-insurrection/71-beb4f492-866e-4b27-a664-92345a487b87

Defendant Sibick lives within 1/2 hour of the Niagara River, where he can easily flee to Canada by small boat as other fugitives have been doing since the early 1800's.

Magistrate Judge Harvey exercised incredibly bad judgment in not jailing this defendant pre-trial.