Hon. Cormac J. Carney (C.D.Cal.)
I had a trial with Judge Carney recently. Without a doubt, he is one of the fairest and most even-tempered judges in the Central District. He respects all players in the courtroom - plaintiffs, defendants, counsel, staff, and especially the jury. He knows the law well, which makes sense given that he helped draft the Ninth Circuit's model instructions. However, he is humble enough to "stand corrected" when he is wrong. Although he leans Rightward (so I am told), he is not overtly political or partisan. These are the qualities that make a great judge. Hopefully President Trump puts him on the Ninth Circuit.
Civil Litigation - Private - (3/24/2017 1:57:51 PM)
Hon. Joseph A. Dickson (D.N.J.)
Very helpful and knowledgeable judge
Civil Litigation - Private - (3/23/2017 1:59:57 PM)
Hon. Joseph A. Dickson (D.N.J.)
Excellent Judge
Criminal Defense Lawyer - (3/23/2017 1:55:43 PM)
Hon. Michael Walter Fitzgerald (C.D.Cal.)
This judge, if one can pardon the pun, sets the benchmark for judicial efficacy. His Irish background may explain ......
Prosecutor - (3/22/2017 11:29:05 AM)
Hon. Manish S. Shah (N.D.Ill.)
Even handed, smart and fair. Judge Shah has a very good understanding of the FDCPA and other consumer statutes.
Civil Litigation - Private - (3/21/2017 11:54:16 AM)
Hon. Robert C. Jones (D.Nev.)
How does this judge stay on the bench? Someone needs to remove him. Judicial activism is an understatement. He redefines the word. He doesn't bother with the law at all. He needs to be off the bench.
Civil Litigation - Private - (3/20/2017 3:58:43 PM)
Hon. Sarah Netburn (S.D.N.Y.)
Truly awful. Handled a "mediation" involving a very frivolous civil lawsuit (labor dispute, I represented the defendant/employer). Totally sided with plaintiff. Insisted on meeting privately with my client. Recommended a number so high it was absurd. Ended up settling the case on our own for a small fraction of that number. She may be a nice person, I don't know, but certainly not even-handed, or even fair, imo.
Civil Litigation - Private - (3/20/2017 12:17:18 PM)
Hon. Stephanie Marie Rose (S.D.Iowa)
She's fair, patient, thorough, and smart. Her civil orders tend to be very well researched and reasoned. Whether you win or lose on a ruling, at least you'll know why and it'll be reasonable. No complaints here.
Other - (3/18/2017 9:12:21 PM)
Hon. Lynn N. Hughes (S.D.Tex.)
The worst federal judge I have ever appeared before. Make sure there is a record at the initial Rule 16 conference, as he is likely to ask the defense lawyer to prepare a summary judgment motion immediately. The best way to deal with him is to make your record and reverse him at the 5th Circuit.
Civil Litigation - Private - (3/17/2017 8:57:35 AM)
Hon. Derrick Kahala Watson (D.Haw.)
Believes he can make decisions that impact the entire Country based on his own personal Political Bias and believes he is above the United States Constitution and Our President! This Judge MUST be removed from the BENCH!
Civil Litigation - Private - (3/15/2017 10:27:22 PM)