Hon. Robert J. Conrad, Jr. See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
W.D.N.C.  
Average Rating:2.5 - 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 #: 18822
Rating:2.0
Comments:
This guy is amazing. If you're not in his circle of friends and influence - that is, unless you're from one of the big law firms or make it clear you're Catholic - forget getting a fair hearing with him. He decides nothing on principle or the law; he decides it all personalities and his preferences. Make sure you hire one of his good friends if you want to be successful in the case. Not what a federal judge should be.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 13782
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Judge Conrad is one of the most biased judges in the very conservative WDNC. Use this to your favor if you are a large corporation, work for a good ole boy local firm or a well connected law firm or if you are the government. He has little mercy in sentencing unless a government lawyer he respects recommends it or he has good a relationsip with the private lawyer representing the defendant. He has little patience. Civil individual plaintiffs have little chance of surviving summary judgment unless again he has a relationship with the lawyer representing the litigant. Try to get known and well respected in his circles. He can be quite fair if he knows or knows of the lawyers on both sides when only large corporations are involved in the litigation.