Hon. Juan R. Sanchez See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
E.D.Pa.  
Average Rating:3.6 - 15 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%)
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What others have said about Hon. Juan R. Sanchez


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Other

Comment #: 24745
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
It is both frightening and refreshing to read these unvetted reviews from real lawyers. While I have never appeared before him, and hope I never have to, these lawyers have described every judge I have ever dealt with in Chester County, PA, where Sanchez was groomed. What a shame that lawyers in PA are silenced at every turn when they try to complain about a judge. Perhaps if attorneys were given the forum they deserve to voice their concerns, w/o fear of retaltion, clowns like Sanchez would not rise to the top - unvetted - for life.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 24741
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The worst judge I have ever seen, by far. Absolutely unbelievable.

Litigant

Comment #: 24706
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Shocking.

Other

Comment #: 24497
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Impossible to describe what a complete phony this guy is. Small man's complex with power. Uses his position to make sure his cronies receive favorable rulings. Has absolutely no interest in justice. Con man. A criminal pretending to be respectable. You may think I'm exaggerating. If you go before him, you'll see I'm being kind.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 24484
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Not so bad.

Other

Comment #: 24278
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Words don't express adequately the degree to which this guy Haas no business being a judge in any level. He is not intelligent, knowledgeable, fair or interested in the welfare of others. He snuck into that position through connections and rulings favoring the people who put him there. That is the truth. He is a joke, a bad one.

Litigant

Comment #: 23462
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The worst.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23112
Rating:1.0
Comments:
How can a judge be so horrible and still maintain his position? He literally takes years to rule, and when he does, he often does not take the actual facts of the case into account. If I could give him a negative score, I would. A disgrace.

Other

Comment #: 22783
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Rude,bully,makes up his mind without considering all evidence. Seems to just want to finish quickly and move on to next poor soul with little regard for consequences of his behavior

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 21971
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Negative numbers should be offered

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 21111
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge is terrible. He ignores the law, and doesn't read your motions. He is a disgrace.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20811
Rating:2.3
Comments:
Petty little guy who takes sides early on in civil matters (at least it seems so in my cases with him). Very inflexible once his mind is made up, and he does that very quickly. Takes forever to rule and puts you at the bottom of the pile if you remind him of a long-outstanding motion.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 10534
Rating:2.3
Comments:
This judge is terrible, and I shudder when I see that he has been assigned to a case I file. Even though he gives parties time to present argument, he makes up his mind quickly (if he hasn''t made it up before you open your mouth). He allows his prejudices to color the litigation, but puts on a good appearance of evenhandedness by appearing to be emotionally detatched. He does not follow the law when he knows he can get away with it. (e.g., when he knows the your client does not have the resources to pay for an appellate challenge). I would ordinarily give him a higher rating for scholarship, because it is clear he is smart, but he does not care about scholarship if he wants to get rid of your case. In other words, he is a sneak. I have also heard that when he was a public defender in Chester County, he was essentially a lap dog for the district attorney''s office. Overall awful.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 8792
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Rude. He was a bully and extraordinarily unfair. He did not even try to conceal his bias. He didn't read the Complaint for over a year, so although he pretended to know what the case was about (he made numerous flawed rulings) he didn't. He was completely unaware of critical claims. It was unbelievable. A very prominent lawyer told me recently that I got screwed. And it wasn't just about winning or losing. It was about being heard, about having the chance, finally, after years striving to get prepared, to present the case. He didn't want that. He said things like, "Given the difficulty of proving your case.." You know? Our courts are on a slippery slope. Some judges have gotten to be like little gods, in their minds. Their need for "independence" is a double edge sword. Judicial independence for accountability, not bad, huh? As time passed without repercussions for their wrongdoings, it began to dawn on them just how far they might ride this wave. After all, they could and did grant themselves every legal consideration imaginable to protect themselves from serious consequences. Too much power in the hands of any group is dangerous.