Hon. William H. Stafford See Rating Details
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Average Rating:5.8 - 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. William H. Stafford


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 23677
Respectful, knowledgeble and generally fair. Often pro prosecution but in the end willing to make the difficult call against them.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2438
Little if any private sector experience. JAG, prosecutor, judge, so not much grounding in the real world.

Weak in understanding civil law. Maintained a very light workload before going senior and now has reduced it further.

Is not fair and impartial , but seems genuinely unaware of that fact and would probably be hurt to know how widely shared that impression is. He just naturally assumes the establishment is correct.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1829
Rating:Not Rated
Very nice man. Now on Senior Status