Hon. Arlene R. Lindsay (E.D.N.Y.)
This Judge is serious and can see through the smoke and mirrors Defense tries to use. Perhaps the comments wouldn't be so harsh if she were a man. She is tough but fair. Respect her and she will respect you. Do not waste her time. She listens carefully not like other Judges who drift away. She earned her place. Sure she had to work harder for it bc she is a woman. Her staff is amazing. During a difficult moment I was comforted in the hallway and assured the Judge wasn't upset with me. That meant so much.
Other - (6/14/2019 8:39:08 PM)
Hon. Steven Ian Locke (E.D.N.Y.)
Smart, prepared, professional, hard-working, excellent temperament, friendly, fair. One of best judges ever appeared before. Judge Locke is an asset to the Eastern District.
Civil Litigation - Private - (6/13/2019 3:25:38 PM)
Hon. Ketanji Brown Jackson (D.D.C.)
Excellent. Very thoughtful.
Criminal Defense Lawyer - (6/13/2019 3:10:27 PM)
Hon. Catherine C. Blake (D.Md.)
The people who speak favorably of Judge Blake were told to make those postings to boost her ratings. She is a deceitful judge who conspired with another judge in West Virginia to have him specially assigned to a case to rule a certain way against a litigant who raised a valid judicial complaint against her. She should be in prison for what she did along with the judge from West Virginia. A terrible example of a jurist who gets by with misconduct and thinks she is God.
Criminal Defense Lawyer - (6/13/2019 3:09:21 PM)
Hon. Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. (N.D.W.Va.)
A terrible judge. Some people are appointed to the bench and are just bad appointments. No skill in Title VII matters. Discretionary calls over a simple issue as removal were way off. This judge was part of a wicked plot to undermine the system along with Judge Catherine Blake. Both were co-conspirators. Stamp agreed to have a case specially assigned to him only and to rule against a party in a certain way. They both should have been punished for their back room deals and underhanded behavior. Neither deserve to be federal judges.
Criminal Defense Lawyer - (6/13/2019 3:01:56 PM)
Hon. Jorge L. Alonso (N.D.Ill.)
The best judge to work with. He always treats his staff with respect and fairness. He does not micromanage and listens and implements ideas for improvement of court procedure or chambers procedures.
Court Staff - (6/12/2019 3:09:46 PM)
Hon. John A. Houston (S.D.Cal.)
He is a fair Judge who takes personal circumstances in to account. He helps the community by mentoring young men. He is very knowledgeable of the Judicial system.
Other - (6/11/2019 11:27:49 PM)
Hon. John Joseph Tuchi (D.Ariz.)
Smart and fair. Finally a District Court judge that rules on motions to dismiss rather than letting them languish while the parties conduct discovery and eventually settle cases that should've been dismissed!
Civil Litigation - Private - (6/9/2019 3:18:18 AM)
Hon. Charles J. Siragusa (W.D.N.Y.)
One of the best judges on the entire Federal bench. Always prepared and will even do independent research. Word to the wise be uber prepared. He is fair and practical and always a pleasure to appear before. Wish he could be the dean of Judges school. With 100's of apearances he is by far the best judge I have ever been before.
Civil Litigation - Private - (6/6/2019 2:38:16 PM)
Hon. Claudia Wilken (N.D.Cal.)
A robed demagogue, nothing more. She seemingly starts writing out the opinion at the first scheduling hearing.
Litigant - (6/6/2019 9:03:47 AM)