Hon. Royce C. Lamberth See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
D.D.C.  
Average Rating:6.1 - 7 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%)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating
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What others have said about Hon. Royce C. Lamberth


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 18087
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This man has no business on the bench. He lacks the ability to limit his partiality toward large conservative DC law firms. A client cannot win before this judge when taking on an opposition capable of paying for a giant. Judge Lamberth likes to favor the big firms and clients while setting aside the requirements of the law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13232
Rating:10.0
Comments:
A down to earth guy who calls them as he sees them. He was elevated to the bench after serving as the head of the civil litigation section for the Justice Dept. You would expect him to side with the govt. lawyers, but this is not the case.

Other

Comment #: 11509
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Life time judicial appointments breed arrogance and contempt. Royce is nothing short of the living example of how this works.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 10184
Rating:9.5
Comments:
Judge Lamberth is fair, smart and does an excellent job of controlling the court room. It is a pleasure to be before him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6517
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Judge Lamberth is a no-nonsense judge who will listen to both sides and render a fair decision. Unlike many of his peers in DC he holds many oral arguments on contested motions, and at those arguments indicates that he has personally made himself familiar with the arguments and the record. Notably for this court, he does not genuflect to government attorneys nor to well-heeled litigants. A fair judge in front of whom I always feel I've gotten a fair hearing for my clients, win or lose.

Other

Comment #: 2676
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Judge Lamberth is a fair and even-handed judge, who considers both sides equally. He is an incredibly intelligent man, who cares a great deal about ensuring parties receive a fair trial. On a personal level, he is one of the nicest, most sincere people you will ever get the chance to meet.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 1857
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Lamberth belongs in the executive branch, not the legislative branch.