Hon. Lawrence O. Anderson See Rating Details
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Average Rating:8.8 - 3 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Lawrence O. Anderson


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13365
The taxpayers get their money's worth with LOA. As a litigator, expect him to make your work harder. Not because he is pedantic, but he really is interested in your case. Your client may take little comfort in that fact, as litigation will cost a bit more if you draw him. But, as a lawyer, it feels wonderful to write briefs that the judge actually reads, and to get orders from the judge that are completely thoughtful. Even when he rules against you on a point, you find yourself nodding saying "yeah, I see his point."

I gave a 4 for punctuality, because his orders take a long time to issue. But, when you get them, you'll see why. Instead of mailing it in, he takes as much time, and as many pages, as is necessary. He's a true scholar on the bench.

If I could litigate every case before this guy, I would.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 10066
Anderson is very courteous. He does go off on tangents, and wastes some time. He will carefully consider his rulings.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3434
Very bright, and well prepared. However, he can be temperamental, and is a stickler for the local rules.