Hon. Sarah A. L. Merriam See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
D.Conn.  
Average Rating:7.0 - 2 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Sarah A. L. Merriam


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 24143
Rating:9.5
Comments:
Outstanding addition to the Connecticut bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 24061
Rating:4.5
Comments:
A stunningly confusing recent appointment. Terrible temperament, very combative, condescending. I've checked with four lawyers who have appeared before her and who knew her earlier in her carrier. Unanimity that she is imperious, ill tempered, arrogant and should never be reappointed or elevated. A terrible, disappointed appointment in 2015. Apparently sponsored by Judge Thompson, her mentor.