Hon. Graham C. Mullen See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
W.D.N.C.  
Average Rating:8.4 - 4 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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Comments


Litigant

Comment #: 21598
Rating:5.0
Comments:
As a pro per litigant, my motion for in forma pauperis has been sitting in front of Judge Mullen for four months as as of today, 3/4/14, and he has not moved on it. I know of two other IFP's that he has ruled on since I filed both my complaint and my IFP on October 30, 2013. I think that this is because I filed a motion for his recusal in a previous case. Before that time, my IFP motions would go through within two to three weeks. He is exhibiting a tendency towards bias and prejudice. I will file a complaint against him and his bond.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20890
Rating:9.5
Comments:
I haven't checked several boxes I could have - most notably temperament and "evenhandedness" - because, in Judge Mullen's case, they're not really susceptible to being given a number without a description. Judge Mullen is an excellent judge and a veritable robed crusader. But don't be wrong in front of him and, in particular, don't be cute, clever, or play fast-and-loose with the truth. If you do, you'll be punished (much like you should be in every other such instance, but rarely are.) A breath of fresh air when faced with an intransigent litigant with no legitimate arguments on the merits who relies on obfuscation and gamesmanship in lieu of a defense.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 18845
Rating:8.3
Comments:
It is my sense that Judge Mullen sometimes decides which party is the "good actor" and then works to achieve a result favorable to the so-called good actor.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 7339
Rating:7.3
Comments:
Practical in his rulings.
Has slowed down a little since taking senior status.
More patient than his reputation but watch out if he gets upset.

Very willing to grant dispositive motions.