Hon. Jose A. Fuste See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
D.P.R.  
Average Rating:4.2 - 17 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. Jose A. Fuste


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Other

Comment #: 22102
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I NEED A LAWYER FOR CFSE. THEY MUST BE CALL ME BETWEEN ONE YEAR. I DON'T HAVE A LAWYER BECAUSE FAIL ME AND LET ME ALONE.7242

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21675
Rating:2.0
Comments:
He does not play by the rules. He sidesteps the applicable rule to execute dirty tricks. For example, he informs that he has issued an order convoking an attorney to be present to a hearing. But then he takes concealed measures to make sure that said attorney does not get the applicable and correct or proper notification. The said person, not having received said notification to appear at said hearing, understandingly, does not receive the applicable word or notification. Then, Fuste, opens the hearing and shows himself very surprised at the said person not showing up for said hearing. He then, proceeds to punish said party for non attendance. And metes out punishment with all his strength and maliciousness possible. He is a great hypocrite and liar. A very inmmoral sort of liar. When he is bent towards destroying or immorally destroying an attorney, he wields unflaggingly the dagger to shred to pieces that attorney he may wish to destroy professionally. In this sense he does not hesitate to assassinate an attorney's character should he wish to do so, and he does so. When he wishes to do so without any emotion or regret. He lacks any feelings whatsoever. He is indeed cruel to unsuspected dephs. But something bad can be said about the great Fuste. He wilds a double yardtstick. Very double. Those he wishes to favor, if these do not have the rights or are not entitled to those rights, he quickly finds said rights. But for those he thinks ought to be crushed or destroyed, he denies all kind of rights to those illegally, immorally and disfavored by him. There should be a good very warm hole in Dante's inferno for such kind of a hypocrite and slanderous scoundrel as Judge Fuste. When he gets a chance to visit hell, we can all rest assure that he will be held accountable for his judicial misdeeds and abuse of power. There is a great God somewhere in this vast universe. And a rogue, indecent and immoral Judge as Fuste will sure find an honored place as a devil's assistant. And I don not doubt that Judge Fuste may not be sleeping at peace late at night when his conscience will reproach him for all his great misdeeds here in this world, somewhat polluted by his judicial wrongs. Perhaps, there should be a much warmer place for Judge Fuste than hell.

Other

Comment #: 11840
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
The worst judge in the whole world. He acts like if he is god, not allowing defendants to properly defend. Also, he don't allow lawyers to take the time to prepare for trial. Again, the worst judge in this world. Please in PR we need an investigation in this federal court with this judge and all the federal prosecutors.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 8885
Rating:2.3
Comments:
This is the worst judge I have ever litigated in front of. Not only bad temperament, he is also biased. Many injustices have occurred in his courtroom.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 8510
Rating:1.3
Comments:
He is unable to understand complex legal problems. His judicial temperment is the worst that I have ever encountered. He briefs himself for the prosecution.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 6234
Rating:3.3
Comments:
Judge Fuste gets to court on time, his docket moves quickly, great for administration. But, although speedy, justice in his courtroom is hardly even-handed. He is clearly biased in favor of the prosecution, and does what he can to make sure that no one gets acquitted, if he can help it. He is unreasonable and obstructionist where it comes to defendants' rights; he manifests a clear opinion of defendants' guilt, and will send subliminal messages to a jury whenever possible. As to his temperament: not even a civil acknowledgment of defense counsel when he encounters them in the hallway. A totalitarian, dictatorial, kangaroo-court style. The worst judge I've ever encountered.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 6062
Rating:1.1
Comments:
This judge has a mission to protect a group of people that have been committing crimes in Puerto Rico for a long time. He judges cases in which his wife, Rachel Brill, Esq. has been involved. Covered all of Guillermo Gil's crimes, as well as those of Alvaro Cifuentes.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 5456
Rating:7.7
Comments:
Although he is considered by some not to be even tempered, I have not found that to be true. His faults are more than compensated for by his prompt resolution of issues, both simple and complex. He makes some mistakes, but he does devote thought and consideration to the cases and issues before him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 5294
Rating:4.5
Comments:
No judicial temperament. Gestures a lot in front of the jury. Scolds counsel in front of jury. Unwilling to accept correct legal arguments. Prefers to be reversed on appeal than rule in favor of a defendant.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 4241
Rating:6.8
Comments:
Bad temperament. Tendency to talk down to all, and belittle counsel. Seems to enjoy it. His courtroom is the rocket-docket in the district of Puerto Rico. He is flexible as far as rescheduling sentencing, etc., but not as to his trial settings. He is very bright. Outside the Courtroom he can be a very nice person.

Litigant

Comment #: 3888
Rating:8.0
Comments:
This man is brilliant and could be a respected scholar, particularly in maritime cases. Nasty in court.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 3880
Rating:4.4
Comments:
His biggest problem is his volatile character, he makes his up mind too fast and then proceeds to prove himself right. Mistreats litigants who appear before him. Sometimes he talks down to all around.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 3605
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
He is a very heavy handed Judge. Has no compasion and abuses not only litigants but also court employees.

Other

Comment #: 3602
Rating:5.0
Comments:
His efficiency is neutralized by his impetuousness and his penchant for humiliating lawyers. Lacks judicial temperament.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 3171
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Honorable Juez Fuste, De parte de mi padre lo quiero felicitar por su abilidad para poner justicia en una sociedad perdida. Continue su gran labor y lo felicitamos de mucho corzon. Con Respeto ____ _____