Hon. Michael A. Ponsor See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
D.Mass.  
Average Rating:9.0 - 4 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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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 10350
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Ponsor is extremely fair and even-handed. It is a pleasure to litigate before him. He is very well respected in the legal community in Massachusetts.

Other

Comment #: 4541
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Significant errors in commentary. Failure to grasp forensic evidence. Written opinions based on non-existent facts. Makes up facts as he goes along. Failed to follow ordinary Circuit rules of jurisprudence. Won't admit when wrong. Improperly involved self on appeal.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2608
Rating:8.0
Comments:
Nice guy, but if you make him mad, watch out!