Hon. Charles S. Haight, Jr. See Rating Details
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Average Rating:8.0 - 11 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. Charles S. Haight, Jr.


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23633
Be prepared to have your Complaint micro-analyzed for three years or more. Fact pleading controls.

Basically makes Bleak House look like a rocket docket. Decisions are verbose and strewn with gratuitous, innumerable footnotes about irrelevancies such as President Ford and other tangents.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 21871
if you want to delay a case here, file something. Anything. It will delay the case for years. A defense lawyer's dream. seventh amendment has no practical application.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 17682
Superb judge and a consummate gentleman. A pleasure to appear before him.


Comment #: 11898
Judge Haight exhibits pro-government bias!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 10147
Had my first case with him as he is now sitting in Connecticut. Boy, the New York bar really lost something when Haight moved to CT. A fine judge and a real gentleman. It was a pleasure to be before him. A throw back to the days when more federal judges were like him. Now he's a gem in the midst of a bunch of crude politicos.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 8348
I tried a civil jury case before him a few years back. He would seem to have been sent from central casting as the perfect judge: scholarly, a gentleman to the core, diligent, always willing to listen to argument with an open mind. I found him to be slightly biased in favor of the defense, but still mostly even-handed. I will probably never try a case before a better judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 1242
Another excellent jurist. Will give full attention to matters before the Court. Very detail oriented - woe to those who try to slip one past this Judge! Also, a great maritime judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1009
Haven't tried a case in front of him but hope to before he retires. An excellent judge in all respects. A credit to the bench.