Hon. David L. Bunning See Rating Details
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Average Rating:6.9 - 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. David L. Bunning


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 35277
Judge Bunning is hard-working and respectful of attorneys and parties. He is thorough and, although his background was as a prosecutor, he appears to favor neither side in civil litigation. All district judges are prone to criticism for being pro-government in criminal cases, because the law so manifestly favors the government.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23706
Judge Bunning, in my experience, which is mainly on the civil side, is well-prepared and hard-working. I have found him a pleasant personality and a pleasure to work with.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 23011
Rating:Not Rated
I know nothing about this judge and I am not even from the Sixth Circuit, but you gotta love a guy who puts this homophobic Kentucky court clerk in custody for contempt. Nothing like a good exercise of Article III power. The should send her to the U.S. Marshal's Transportation Center in Oklahoma. Some diesel therapy might be good for her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3860
Judge Bunning participates in judicial activism in the area of products liability. He has effectively shut the door for any plaintiff to prove causation in a high speed car crash.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1591
Judge Bunning has a great temperment in handling his cases. At times his former us attorney side slips out. One case with bad facts, and he was very reasonable in his sentence. Very flexible if you have scheduling issues pre-trial, but once trial starts he hates to waste any time. Very hard working. Makes a very good, complete, record when ruling on motions, objections, etc.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1390
Judge Bunning is very hard working judge. He expects the lawyers to work hard as well. He is very respectful in court to both sides. The former prosecutor in him came out at times. But generally he was a pleasure to appear before. He often would make a ruling and then if he found additional support for his position, make a record of it as well.