Hon. Joseph J. Farnan, Jr. See Rating Details
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Average Rating:6.3 - 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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What others have said about Hon. Joseph J. Farnan, Jr.


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 5342
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Farnan established the "quantitative" and "qualitative" requisites of who must apply per 327(a), based on autonomy and bankruptcy decision authority. Too bad the rest of the Court(s) in Delaware ignore the precedent when it suits them.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3587
Has been outstanding in presiding over some of the most complex patent and securities cases in Delaware District. Great temperament,but firm with lawyers during trial.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3546
Painfully slow in issuing opinions.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 1218
These comments are based on a highly complicated 9 week civil trial involving approximately 20 expert witnesses. (Bench trial) Judge Farnan was even-handed and patient, always courteous. Did his homework re overnight motions. No obvious bias. Not overwhelmingly smart but kept his head above water in a trial involving a lot of science and math. However, he took nearly forever to issue an opinion.