Hon. Ricardo M. Urbina See Rating Details
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Average Rating:6.5 - 10 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. Ricardo M. Urbina


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 12647
Leanrnig a ton from these neat articles.


Comment #: 9986
For "9620" - How lame. Putting a high rating just to counter a valid point. Pathetic.


Comment #: 9620
This isn't a political forum. Re: Guantanimo: He saw the evidence, he ruled on the evidence. I'm posting this rating to bring it back to where it was before two comments (one maximally positive, the other maximally negative) changed his statistics.


Comment #: 6906
Judge Urbina's recent decision to release Guantanamo detainees into the U.S. trumps all the positive things said about him below. I see him as arrogant and defiant of a Bush administration that most of us dislike, and yet his decision inflicts risk and liabilities onto the American public. How thoughtless and ignorant a decision. I only pray it is overruled.


Comment #: 6898
Judge Urbina is to be commended if only for his persistence and hopefully, success, in decreeing habeus corpus rights for some of the Guantánamo detainees. Hopefully his decision will help the US Government out of the ethical quagmire it has been placed in by the Bush administration; unfortunately, the road is still long and tortuous.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6522
Judge Urbina is a judge straight out of central casting (in a good way). He is quiet, refined, asks pointed questions of lawyers without making speeches, and is considerate of the lawyers, jurors, witnesses, and employees in his courtroom. He's not a wise guy, a know-it-all, or a yeller. He makes thoughtful decisions, treats the parties even-handedly, and avoids histrionics, always behaving in that kind of dignified way that makes you want to emulate him. If I had to pick one judge in front of whom I'd like to try a week-long civil trial, I can think of few better judges than this one.