Hon. John A. Jarvey See Rating Details
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Average Rating:7.8 - 9 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. John A. Jarvey


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 12522
A thorough judge who clearly weighs the arguments before issuing decisions. Pro-gov. but fair.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 4284
An outstanding judge. Conservative by temperment, but not an idealogue. Applies precedent fairly, and does not have a set agenda. It's too bad he did not get the appointment following Melloy. The Northern District in Cedar Rapids is a very unpleasant place to practice federal criminal law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2672
Rating:Not Rated
Great trial judge. S.D. is very fortunate. Really likes lawyers and treat them well unlike some Cedar Rapids Article III judges,

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1789
A fair magistrate judge who leans toward the government but will make an excellent District Court Judge. The Northern District will miss him.