Hon. Michael F. Urbanski See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
W.D.Va.  
Average Rating:9.5 - 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Michael F. Urbanski


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 18115
Rating:9.8
Comments:
One of the best judges I've ever practiced in front of. You won't find a judge more knowledgeable on the issues and facts of a case. He has a firm but fair hand on court matters, always with an eye towards a full and fair hearing of issues. You will rarely find a jurist of his intelligence and work ethic. I appreciate his habit of shaking hands of the parties who appear before him. Judge Urbanski merits Circuit promotion at the next available offering.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13304
Rating:9.7
Comments:
Great judge. Hard working, fair, pays attention to the issues. I practiced before him while he was a magistrate and am excited to see that he received a well-deserved promotion. Sometimes things work out like they're supposed to.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3717
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Judge Urbanski handled the litigators extremely well, I don't think if we'd had another judge that a settlement would have been reached. He was enthusiastic, fair, extremely plesant to deal with.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 1784
Rating:8.5
Comments:
excellent judge.