Hon. Edward F. Harrington See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
D.Mass.  
Average Rating:3.3 - 5 rating(s)
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Ratings

*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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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12296
Rating:5.8
Comments:
As a female litigator who has argued before Judge Harington on numerous occassions, I completely disagree that he has any problem whatsoever with women litigants. He is not academic at all, but has a great deal of common sense. He is not afraid to say that he needs to be educated on an area of law, but I view this as a positive. He has been very engaged in oral arguments. He has on occasion asked questions that showed he had not fully read all the papers before he came out on the bench, but he asks very probing questions during argument and lets counsel have ample time to make their points. He is good at getting to the nub of things and not being taken in by 'clever' arguments.

Litigant

Comment #: 10524
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Lazy, doesn''t bother to study the subject matter, favors corporate litigants, unfair, unethical, has a sever problem with women litigants, allowed an outrageous statement from a corporate defendant that he is about to be awarded a Nobel Prize.

Litigant

Comment #: 8706
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Fair, informed, maligned here

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4119
Rating:3.2
Comments:
We won in front of the guy. But he's lazy (often deciding motions just by writing a single word on the papers) and very, very uninformed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2559
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Old, lazy, and unable to grasp the key elements of a case.