Hon. Neil V. Wake See Rating Details
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Average Rating:9.0 - 4 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. Neil V. Wake



Comment #: 25054
Held meeting with attorney who did not represent us. We had discharged the attorney months before the meeting. The attorney fail to notify him. We sent notice to the judge about this he returned letter to us with notice we are to have no contact with him. The attorney was let go due to fact we had no funds to go on with the case. The law firm knew they were wrong. They said do not pay the final bill due to the fact they did not represent us when the meeting was held. He took it upon himself to issue a judgement when nether party asked for it. I guess he was having a bad month and needed someone to take it out on. So much for the legal system. Another attorney wanted us to continue the case just needed $20,000 It just shows the poor get screwed by the system all the time.


Comment #: 23296
After my experience with Judge Neil V. Wake, I felt compelled to respectfully share this comment.

In past, I was involved in a Federal case with Honorable Neil V. Wake presiding. This was a very recognized and technically challenging case. Judge Wake maintained professionalism, proper judicial ethics, and demonstrated an unswerving laser focus throughout entire case. As another stated, "Wake listens". This is of absolute truth. He weighs in all aspects of a case before determining a decision. Observing Judge Wake 5 days a week, all day, I could not have been more pleased and impressed with his authority and candor. Rules of procedure were executed, he also remained impartial and respectful to adverse parties throughout.

In present, I've also had the opportunity to witness another judge, in a different state, operate in the antithesis of Judge Wake. Rules of civil procedure continually violated, rules of evidence disregarded without legal basis, and unconstitutional actions clear and evident. Various counselors are on record with exacerbation regarding the egregious malfeasance in this case and rightly so. The lack of professionalism, basic cannons of law violations, ignoring decades of settled law, knowingly and repeatedly misapplying law, and pure dishonesty are unsettling. Executing his moral and constitutional duties in a court of equity ceases to exist. This is a particular case where material facts and law from case background, critical and heavily weighted evidence is deemed inadmissible without explanation or legal reasoning by this judge. The above catalogued is only a drop of water in the vast ocean of egregious and unlawful activity. Though evidence-based, this case has been concealed and cleverly veiled.

Worth mentioning as I've had two very different experiences with judicial members. One could not have been more positive, respectful, professional and lawful, whilst the other, destructive by nature on all fronts void of legal basis. Never would I have believed a judicial member could operate so immorally had I not been directly involved and especially after such a positive experience with Honorable Wake. After observing Judge Wake at the helm, there is not a day that passes where I do not think of his regal and honorable presence for nearly 4 weeks. Nor will it be forgotten.

Regardless of the polar opposite ethical conduct of another, Judge Wake is the reason I maintain confidence in the judicial system. He exemplifies the critical importance of maintaining judicial integrity for the administration of justice at its core.

Whether presiding under state or federal institutions, procedures may alter, but judicial codes of ethics should remain unchanged and uniformly standard. As such, ethics should never wax and wane to suit a certain agenda for a preferred but unjust outcome.

Lastly, a sincere thank you to "Honorable" Neil V. Wake as you Sir are deserving of that title and respected more than you will ever know.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 10064
Wake listens. No matter how he rules, you can tell that he carefully considered his decision.