Hon. David Nuffer 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. David Nuffer


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21082
A lightweight.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13597
Magistrate Nuffer wasn't very bright in private practice and was able to wrangle an appointment as a magistrate by some miracle. He is beyond his abilities as a magistrate judge not having dealt with complex litigation before. He really isn't familiar with actual, complex litigation having practiced in a very small community for most of his professional career. He is certainly intelligent, but because he doesn't have real world experience, gets quickly beyond his abilities other than routine scheduling and simple discovery disputes. He knows computers and technology well. My suggestion is to NEVER allow him to manage cases as his is very impatient and thinks he knows more than other seasoned attorneys in complex litigation. You're much better off having a "real" judge that is familiar with the rigors of litigation handle your case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2701
Judge Nuffer has a refreshung, real-life approach to civil litigation, undoubtedly because he practiced as a civil lawyer for years. He is courteous and respectful, smart and prepared. He also is very interested in technology issues as they relate to practice with the courts, and has been a leade in electronic case filing in Utah.