Hon. Hugh Lawson See Rating Details
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Average Rating:1.8 - 2 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. Hugh Lawson


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 25275
Disappointingly, one of the worst district judges we've ever encountered. Extremely rude, extremely disrespectful, in a way that suggests he just doesnt want any cases to bother him. Lawyers on both sides, defense and plaintiff, dread him. If youre a defendant, don't remove your case no matter what. And if you're a plaintiff's lawyer, find a state claim. We do all we can to avoid him. Horrible situation that has created a black hole of justice in MD GA/Valdosta.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 24329
Rating:Not Rated
I've tried two civil cases in front of him and he's wonderful. Knows the law and rules fairly and promptly. I very much enjoyed my experience and it si the kind of fairness we all look for as litigants.