Hon. Sarah S. Vance See Rating Details
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Average Rating:8.1 - 5 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. Sarah S. Vance


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 20903
Her apparent defense bias notwithstanding, she is the best judge in this district by far.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12038
There are a lot of great judges on EDLA, and Judge Vance is the star.

I have seen the guy who posted below constantly post on any remotely related blog about Judge Vance. The guy is clearly some disgruntled litigant. Who posts about someone else's child? Guy has no shame.

Judge Vance is wonderful, very hardworking and obviously tries to be fair.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5224
After the first case before this judge, I was disappointed -- but after the next case I was very impressed. She tries to do the right thing. Very smart. Her pre-trial comments went a long way in settling the case. I gained a lot of respect for her from the first trial to the last case.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 4942
Former insurance company defense attorney who sides with corporate defendants and insurance companies. Lowballs personal injury amounts.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4094
Plaintiffs beware. Judge Vance has not met a corporate defendant she is unwilling to protect. Making her all the more dangerous to the notion of fairness is the fact that she is both industrious and smart, so when she finds a way to dismiss you, it will probably stick on appeal.