Hon. James H. Payne See Rating Details
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Average Rating:5.7 - 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. James H. Payne


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 7626
Terrible judge and not very smart - his clerk is even dumber. When he was a lawyer he was a great guy. Now he has serious robe fever and is terribly unfair in criminal cases. It is tragic to see the way he has changed. Mean in a criminal case without reason.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 7575
Rating:Not Rated
Vindictive and clearly biased. Smart enough, but takes forever to rule on things, and always takes the easy way out. Couldn't care less about lawyers' schedules, conflicts, or lives. Never met a summary judgment he didn't love.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3779
A very good, professional judge with an excellent temerament. However, he tends to run late and everything takes longer than anticipated.