Hon. Mary M. Lisi See Rating Details
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Average Rating:3.0 - 3 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. Mary M. Lisi


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 21244
I find that it is time for this Judge Lisi to step down from her high horse and get back to reality and get to work! I find that she is becoming lazy and wants to be spoon-fed by the prosecution. I see that she also enjoys making statements in court for headlines. I now hold my breath hoping not to be assigned to her.


Comment #: 7608
Judge Lisi actually threatened to take away the plaintiff's right to in forma pauperis status conferred by the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. A lower court cannot overturn an upper court's decision. She further wrote that she could stop the plaintiff from getting monetary damages and/or dismiss the case. How is that possible in light of the First Amendment, which guarantees access to the courts for redress of grievances? She has been named on a U.S. Court of Federal Claims lawsuit and on a notice of felony to the D.O.J.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 2327
Insecure, and compensates for this with anger and ill temper. Hates surprises in court, because she doesn't feel comfortable handling them. Has been reversed more than once for abuse of discretion. Tends to favor the government in criminal cases, but will show compassion to poor, vulnerable defendants at sentencing. Favors the government/police as defendants in civil rights cases. She will play favorites with lawyers, and has preconceived notions about the merits of cases based on who the attorneys are, but I doubt she even realizes she's doing it. All this said, I shudder to think that there are other judges out there who are even less qualified for such an important and powerful position.