Hon. Lawrence F. Stengel See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
E.D.Pa.  
Average Rating:7.6 - 12 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. Lawrence F. Stengel


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Other

Comment #: 21646
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I was a juror on a criminal case. This judge was very instructive, and respectful of the jury's time. He appeared to have an excellent temperament, and he ran a very fair trial.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21004
Rating:5.0
Comments:
From this judge's opinion on summary judgment, it appeared that he wanted to rule for the school district regardless of the law. The opinion was sloppy and unjustified. It appeared that this judge had advance knowledge of an impending 3rd Circuit decision which would undermine his intended rationale, so he found a ridiculous one (not supported by the law, and contrary to the 3rd Circuit's other recent decisions) to justify his unchanged decision.

Other

Comment #: 13534
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
He trivialized the rights of free assembly and private contracts with his decision against the Amish farmer, who was supplying milk on entirely a private basis. He made clear, he works for the government, and he does what its regulators want.

Other

Comment #: 13533
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Really...Raw milk between consenting adults? The Judge is obviously a pawn of the FDA and/or Agribusiness.

Other

Comment #: 13515
Rating:1.0
Comments:
HE JUST TROUNCED ON PERSONAL PROPERTY RIGHTS WITH HIS RULING ON THE RAW MILK FARMER. IF WE WANT HEALTHY FOOD WHO IS HE TO SAY WE CAN'T DRINK IT.

Litigant

Comment #: 13386
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge makes rulings -- not reading the pleadings. Terrible judge.

Other

Comment #: 9045
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Hon.Judge Lawrence Stengel is to be commended on his decision to put John Worman behind bars for 120 years. I can't even imagine even being exposed to the horrific details of this case. It is an inhumane, horrific story of the decline and degradation of humanity. Judge Stengel is an amazing judge and a tribute to his profession! He set an example for the prolific pornographic criminals that are preying on and demanding younger and younger victims to feed their pyschopathic addiction.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 7675
Rating:8.8
Comments:
Treat lawyers in his courtroom with respect. He is a pleasure to appear in front of.

Other

Comment #: 6009
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge's latest ruling against Amtrak & NS was a travesty. He did not use any common sense whatsoever. This judge has changed since he went federal.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 3684
Rating:8.4
Comments:
I have only practiced before Judge Stengel when he was a state court judge, however, I found him to be fair and personable at all times.