Hon. Janet C. Hall See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
D.Conn.  
Average Rating:8.3 - 13 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
Comments



What others have said about Hon. Janet C. Hall


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20984
Rating:8.8
Comments:
The federal civil system in Connecticut has ground to a total halt over the last few years. The delays are truly astonishing. A few exceptions exist, however, with Judge Hall's docket being one of them. She is diligent and hardworking and moves cases along.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20979
Rating:7.2
Comments:
Judge Hall can lose her temper too easily, and, in the process of doing so, she can gratuitously demean counsel.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20910
Rating:7.5
Comments:
Judge Hall is a highly intelligent woman. However, because of her temper, she is ill-suited for the bench. She is annoyed and frustrated by one thing after another almost all of the time, and at times looks downright miserable.

If it weren't for her moods, I'd have no issues. But she can't control herself, and hence lacks a proper judicial temperament.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13044
Rating:10.0
Comments:
All you need in a Judge. Even handed, smart and fair. Only a real dumb attorney would try to BS this lady.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9998
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Has a bad temper and can get nasty in a flash. But she's smart and a good judge. I think it's the BS that trial lawyers engage in all the time that she has little patience for. She is more suited for the appellate bench and would make a good addition to the Second Circuit.

Other

Comment #: 9788
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Thank you for holding the corporate crooks feet to the fire. She did the right thing in making them honor their contract. (The jet fighter company). keep up the good work.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9413
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
An excellent, personable and highly intelligent judge. Unlike some judges, you can tell that she has at least read the briefs and thought about the issues at hand before before oral argument.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9183
Rating:9.7
Comments:
Smart woman - I'd like to see her move up to the circuit - she is better suited for that given her brains.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6959
Rating:8.7
Comments:
Smart and diligent.

Other

Comment #: 4211
Rating:4.0
Comments:
The government's puppet!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3215
Rating:6.3
Comments:
No worry when she is before a jury, but behind closed doors all bets are off. She can berate a lawyer as effectively as any judge alive, and seems to do so for no reason other than frustration.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 3138
Rating:6.0
Comments:
In civil litigation, Judge Hall seems genuinely interested in getting things right and her opinions reveal hard work and above-average degree of scholarship. She is, however, one of the most foul-tempered members of the bench - has engaged in more than one abusive tantrum.