Hon. Patti B. Saris (Chief Judge) See Rating Details
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Average Rating:6.0 - 5 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. Patti B. Saris (Chief Judge)


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21689
Judge Saris is extremely bright, able to navigate complex IP cases, and treats litigants with respect. A bit pro government but you know she gave you a fair hearing.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 8296
Poor overall fairness.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 2853
The most important factor in her courtroom is moving the case. All other considerations are subsummed to speed. Even government evidence will be excluded if it takes too much time. An objection based on the delay a particular line of evidence/questioning will cause may be more seriously considered than one based on the constitution. In short, though a pleasant person often, can be very impatient

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 2863
SHE IS VERY PREOSECUTION ORIENTED. However, she treats attorneys with respect and will be open to considerations by the defense. she is rather uptight and anxious to move the case along at the expense of getting in all the evidenc necessary.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 2827
She presents as somewhat informal and open, but is by reflex with the government in criminal cases and the defense in civil. Although bright, the results are so often skewed to the government that her intelligence is very often irrelevent. She is viscerally reactionary, but an intellectual liberal, which tempers the results. She is not mean and treats people with respect. At trial she can be short when she is confronted with difficult issues, and seeks to "fix" problems encountered by the government. Be careful.