Hon. Frederick J. Martone See Rating Details
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Average Rating:3.8 - 6 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. Frederick J. Martone


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19064
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Martone handled complex scientific evidence very well in the Zicam product liability litigation and admitted the plaintiff's scientific experts in a well reasoned Daubert opinion. Plaintiff experts had been excluded under Daubert in 10 prior cases in other districts. This judge is hard working and smart.


Comment #: 9994
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Martone has shown himself to be inflexible and unfair. He has dragged a civil case, in which all parties have agreed to terms, for 4 months. This has resulted in the delay of payments to over 4,000 plaintiff's! The case was mediated in November of 2009 with no counter claims or objections filed? Please sign the document Judge!!! (Plaintiff# 2,2xx)

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 8533
truly a biased idealogue;
no flexability.
he is getting reversed alot on appeal and should be. no judicial temperment.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3436
He views himself a maverick, and, oddly, he seems to have a general distain for litigants. He is extremely inflexible. Avoid discovery disputes at all costs.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 1160
Martone senetnced my son in a drug case and was very fair. He deserved 10 years but the judge gave him 6. A lot, but fair. He is a good guy

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 1158
Judge Martone has displayed an appalling lack of judicial temperament and flexibility in dealing with the illness of a party's counsel which necessitated the retirement from parctice of that counsel. Instead of compassion, he lost his temper, issued an order condemning that well-respected lawyer in time of crisis, and ordered that the lawyer report himself to the State Bar. The Judge's conduct was reprehensible.