Hon. Patricia C. Fawsett See Rating Details
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Average Rating:6.8 - 6 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. Patricia C. Fawsett


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 25296
She is the worst judges when it comes to sentencing, she has zero compassion, she goes way and bound the sentencing guidelines. Thank God she retired.

she looks nice from the outside, but if she doesn't like you then you have a big problem.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19345
a very hard-working and dilligent judge who promply rules on consent and other matters even late at night and on weekends - who can be acerbic but fair in her written orders


Comment #: 6942
In conspiracy cases concerning numerous defendants she becomes predisposed as to an opinion about a defendant based on previous testimony by other defendants with their own agendas. This translates into bias which has no place in her courtroom or any courtroom.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5532
I agree with the comment #1322. Judge Fawsett was a respected trial lawyer before she was appointed, and her experience shows in the courtroom. She has been prepared for almost all hearings and trials that I have attended. She knows the law (for the most part). She has a very good memory and takes copious notes. She can be harsh (if a party or counsel is incompetent, foolish or both), but she doesn't seem to impose more pressure than necessary to stop the offending conduct.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 5045
Imperial and nasty!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1322
Judge Fawsett works hard, prepares carefully,knows the law, and mostly decides in favor of the government.