Hon. Timothy M. Burgess See Rating Details
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Average Rating:4.7 - 2 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. Timothy M. Burgess


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 19089
I like to be in front of Judge Burgess. In my experience, he's pretty even-handed, for federal court anyway. He knows the law and he lets you try your case and make your argument. Further, for this district, he's open to sentences below the guidelines. I have had several cases in which he has made clear efforts to help my clients get good sentences.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 7444
Judge Burgess is more concerned with his own image and ongoing relationships with prosecutors, defense attorneys and politicians than justice. He was not a competent prosecutor and continues to seek the advice and assistance of others in order to make decisions. He seems to have little regard towards impact on others.