Hon. Sidney A. Fitzwater See Rating Details
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Average Rating:7.4 - 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. Sidney A. Fitzwater


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 29245
As long as your client is white, this judge will be evenhanded and nice. However if your client is of any other race, he will try to bury them in prison or have your case dismissed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13490
I am an admirer of Judge Fitzwater. In my experience, he is smart, even-handed, intellectually honest and not at all result-oriented. His work ethic is exceptional. They should video Judge Fitzwater in action on the bench and allow newly-confirmed judges to see how a federal judge should run his court.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3302
One of the two smartest judges I have ever appeared before. Hard working and scrupiously honest intellectually.