Hon. James C. Fox See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
E.D.N.C.  
Average Rating:4.0 - 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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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 7813
Rating:7.0
Comments:
Judge Fox is indeed a senior judge, as another poster mentioned, but he is not anti-female. I, a female attorney, have never had a problem with him, nor have my clients; he has been unfailingly courteous and respectful. He does expect civility and competence from everyone who appears before him; it's more likely that an unpleasant experience related to lack of preparation than to any gender bias. During trial he can appear disengaged, but he listens attentively and will intervene in a heartbeat if he thinks something inappropriate was said. He is very protective of the image of lawyers and the judicial system, and doesn't hesitate to excoriate attorneys (in chamber, not in front of jurors), or threaten to cite them for contempt, if he thinks that they are making unjustified accusations about the truthfulness of opposing parties and counsel. It takes him longer now than it used to, to get a decision out.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4402
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Senior Judge, 79 years old, who was appointed by Ronald Reagan and who embodies all the ideals of the old South, including "all women in their place." Willing to disregard clear precendent to get the results he wants. Should be removed from office.