Hon. Walter Herbert Rice See Rating Details
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Average Rating:7.0 - 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. Walter Herbert Rice


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21176
He is habitually slow in getting decisions made. I have witnessed three decisions which have taken over six years for him to write an opinion.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2677
Judge Rice takes entirely too long to rule. Motions (including case-dispositive motions) have been known to sit for months and sometimes years.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1592
A very thoghtful judge who realizes his decisions have consequences for others beyond the accused. Gives both sides a chance to make ther case. Very strict about his court rules and demeanor. I found out the hard way, not to talk to may client, even in a whisper. In general a pleasure to appear before.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1401
He takes a very long time to consider things and rule. Too much time for many. However, he really cares about people and the consequences that come with doing the job correctly.
His courtroom rules cannot be broken! His schedule is too crowded for a busy lawyer's schedule. I am pleased when my case rolls to him.