Hon. Michael M. Baylson See Rating Details
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Average Rating:4.2 - 9 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. Michael M. Baylson


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 33740
Rating:Not Rated
Plaintiffs' lawyers start off with '2 strikes.' Best advice: Get the hell off his docket...and fast!

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 33006
Rating:Not Rated
unprepared, biased, and manipulative

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 31049
Rating:Not Rated
a lazy opinionated incoherent disgrace on the bench. bagman for senator spector

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22178
Judge Baylson fails to disclose that he has personal involvment with lawyers who appear in front of him. He also failed to disclose that he failed a polygragh test given by the FBI in the senator grey investigation which he had sealed.he also was personal friends with the chairman of the united states judicial committee when he was confirmed. And there is a lot more evidence against him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 18488
Baylson has clearly lost his integrity since he is more interested in protecting his former student, who has committed fraud.shown in my caes which is a predatory lending case against a law firm he has close ties to. Which the Student jumped in to a case without filing any notice of appearance, then filed documents that failed to comply with any state or federal laws. When the case was filed his student ran right to his office, requesting his help.( evidence to this) Baylson is being placed in front of the Federal Grand Jury to answer for his actions.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12672
You read all these impresive credentials like professor at Penn then get shabily shut out of court and berayted by someone who hasn't even take the time to see you or hear your argue.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 8983
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Baylson is improving in fairness, but he originally remembered his time as U.S. Attorney too much.


Comment #: 4809
Despite being mild-mannered, civil and relaxed, Judge Baylson--in a political case where the government had a lot at stake--repeatedly slipped into the role of second prosecutor, suppressing admissible defense evidence, suggesting arguments for the government, and pushing the jury to give more credence and attention to government evidence and argument.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3859
Judge Baylson is a very sharp and even-handed judge. He played it straight down the middle is a very contentious case with important political and constitutional implications. I was impressed with his intelligence and general fairness. Incidentally, we settled on the fourth day of trial.