Hon. F. Dennis Saylor IV See Rating Details
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Average Rating:5.7 - 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%)
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What others have said about Hon. F. Dennis Saylor IV



Comment #: 24334
Rating:Not Rated
Ruled that a very handicapped kid who was not provided 100's of hours of therapy at school was not denied FAPE.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22161
Look at what Judge Saylor did to a pro-de plaintiff against Wells Fargo in open court. Just imagine what he does to the rest of us in the secret FISA courts.


Comment #: 21243
This judge is either lazy or does not have the capacity to undertake complex cases. He showed a clear bias towards Justice Department opinions, and adopted that Department's misleading and inaccurate language in his decision. One of his opinions contained several factual errors, which indicates that he is either careless or lazy. I just read that he sits on the FISA court, and although he recently sided with the ACLU on the Snowden case, this is troubling.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19836
I cannot fathom a negative rating or review of this judge. He is fantastic.

Court Staff

Comment #: 12258
Very poor manners. I personally witnessed an instance where something was being reported to "His Honor" and when the person was finished reporting the judge, without looking up or saying a word, waved the person out of his chambers with the back of his hand. Apparently they were not important enough to acknowledge. Why is it necessary for him to behave like that?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 11828
In my v28 years of practice, simply the best.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 2852
Very fair conduct of trial for a former AUSA and justice department official. Willing to depart from guidelines; not looking to bury in sentencing when given any reasonable opportunity to sentence below guidelines.