Hon. James M. Munley See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
M.D.Pa.  
Average Rating:4.0 - 15 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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Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13157
Rating:4.5
Comments:
Judge Munley was much better when he was younger, but with age he has to rely on his law clerks for help.

Other

Comment #: 11413
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Unfortuantely I'll have to say that Judge Munley, who a great person outside the courtroom, needs to be updated on the outside world. He definately is a great Judge, I'm not taking that away from him although he really relates back to when times were just black and white, even though today there are many colors.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 8747
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I have been in front of Judge Munley many times over the past several years and have always found him to be prepared, courteous and polite. He is an intelligent judge and a fair sentencer. He is neither inordinately soft or harsh and seriously considers whatever agruments one makes. He has no bias I can see either way in civil or criminal matters and is always pollte to counsel and litigants.
I have won and lost in front of him and it has been on the merits every time

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 7903
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Many years ago, when I was a relatively new plaintiff's attorney in Philadelphia, I had oral argument before Judge Munley in Scranton. Judge Munley treated me with courtesy and respect, listened carefully to what I had to say, and wrote a cogent, well-reasoned opinion. (I won one issue and lost the other.) Because so many judges -- particularly in Pennsylvania -- seem to treat new attorneys and plaintiff's attorneys with unmitigated scorn and arrogance, I appreciated Judge Munley's demeanor and patience with me. I'd like to think that if I were ever a judge, I would treat new lawyers like Judge Munley treated me.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4564
Rating:1.0
Comments:
One of the the dumbest judges I have ever had to deal with.

Other

Comment #: 4045
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I just cant believe that you dont understand the word "ILLEGAL."

Other

Comment #: 3852
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I have known Judge Munley and his wife for some time personally and observed him to be a personable, generous, caring, thoughtful, most intelligent and compassionate human being... NO conceit, arrogance, aloofness at all in this man---which I have had occassion to witness on benches elsewhere in the judicial system....

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2909
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Munley is an excellent jurist and the federal bench is lucky to have him after his many years of service in state court. I have found him to be very even-handed and fair in both criminal and civil actions.

Other

Comment #: 2889
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have no respect for a Judge who chooses to cater to illegal aliens over American citizens. I also don't respect anyone who is supposed to establish justice and would rather aid people who are breaking the law by not going through legal process to become what we as American citizens have worked so hard for and by aiding the people who are also cheating the government out of tax dollars and breaking labor laws to hire such individuals. It's sad to see Judge Munley disregard what he swore to protect and give justice to. He is supporting people who are breaking the law, how is this acceptable in a court?

Why is it that foreign invaders are favored so much and the welfare of American society and it's people aren't given a choice or even get the chance of being considered?