Hon. D. Brock Hornby See Rating Details
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Average Rating:2.0 - 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. D. Brock Hornby



Comment #: 22831
Atrocious, arrogant, and dull-minded poltroon who represents all that is wrong with the judiciary.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 21641
He is a truly haughty, arrogant and incompetent jurist. Not that he is unable to 'play ball' with the status quo, but he does not appreciate that the citizens created him and not the other way around, and that government and the courts are the servants of the public and that liberty trumps outweighs all other considerations. He is a narrow-minded prosaic drone, unable to follow complicated lines of reasoning, and does not show respect to those who employ him, but is chummy with his lawyerly ilk. He is a member of a true lawyer-priest elite.


Comment #: 18325
Most legal articles are written so heavily in "Lawyerese" as to be near indecipherable to a layman ("...not inconsistent...", etc. WHAT?!). Just finished Judge Hornby's "Summary Judgment Without Illusions" and want to thank him for writing it in understandable American English. A very refreshing change.


Comment #: 7603
Appears befuddled in his writings, which indicated that he did not know that he has the power to grant writs as per the Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution. When challenged with the law, he dismissed the request for the writs. Also dismissed habeas corpus filings without a hearing, which is a violation of the law. Clearly has problems understanding his job and the law.


Comment #: 7597
Judge Hornby needs to remove himself from the bench. He received plaintiff's claim and threatened her with sanctions if she continued to file her pleadings which were reasonable. A chief judge's duty is to see that justice is honored and the U.S. Supreme Court makes clear that a pro se's complaint must be heard and allowed to go forward. This judge is biased and prejudiced against the plaintiff and has allowed top officials, as defendants, to get away with their legally complained-of bad behavior when according to the law they are responsible and should be held accountable.


Comment #: 4522
Will "shut down" a person who poses potent questions which could expose the truth.