Hon. David L. Russell See Rating Details
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Average Rating:6.3 - 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)
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. David L. Russell



Comment #: 10190
Judge Russell is very lazy. He will dismiss cases after discovery and right up until trial just because he doesn't want to spend his time at trial. Yes, this is at the expense of citizens who have a right to his or her day in court.

Oh yeah, Judge Russell's opinions do not even make sense. The grammar is horrible!!!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 8853
If you make it to trial, you will be surprised by how sharp Judge Russell is. This is due to the fact that he has a relatively weak stable of clerks. Written opinions are not impressive in terms of writing, scholarship or reasoning. However, if you get the issue before Judge Russell, himself, you will find that he quickly understands the issues and more readily appreciates fine distinctions in law and fact.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 8480
A burned out judge. He doesn't want to really work at it. Clerks aren't much better. It's sad because once he was once of the best but now is just showing up.