Hon. W. Louis Sands See Rating Details
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Average Rating:7.4 - 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. W. Louis Sands


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21336
Judge Sands is the type of judge that makes you happy there is a jury system.

Court Staff

Comment #: 5412
Judge Sands is one of the hardest working, and yet one of the fairest, judges that I have ever seen. He is truly concerned for each party, but also knows when a party isn't being completely honest with him. He can be flexible where flexibility is needed, but will also call somebody to task when it is needed. He keeps a firm but fair hand on his courtroom - and it shows. Each decision is well-thought-out and carefully considered.

Court Staff

Comment #: 5380
Judge Sands is the fairest judge I have ever known; completely, repeatedly unbiased; considerate of others (including staff, lawyers, parties, and jurors); intelligent, fair, considerate, even-tempered, never too quick to judge; gives full consideration to each and every decision that is made. THIS Judge has never gotten the much-too-often-acquired illness called ROBE-ITIS!


Comment #: 5371
Judge Sands is the hardest working, fairest judge I have worked with in over 37 years in the legal field. He gives all his time to the cases. All his rulings are given great consideration before doing so. It is an honor to work with him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2323
A very nice person, but not a legal scholar.