Hon. Henry S. Perkin See Rating Details
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Average Rating:9.7 - 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Henry S. Perkin


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21301
A judge that understands how to settle a case like Judge Perkin is hard to find. His goal is to settle the case and he will recommend a number that will do just that. He is a clever and prudent jurist.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19162
Judge Perkin is an outstanding jurist and excellent settlement judge. He knows the law and recognizes the practical realities of the matter before him. He is unfailingly polite, as is his staff, and is willing to work hard for as much time as it takes to achieve a result. His decisions are reasonable and soundly based. He is one of 3 Magistrate Judges in the Eastern US before whom I would consent to try my case and I invariably attempt to have a case assigned to him for pretrial and settlement purposes.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13702
Judge Perkin is an excellent jurist. Many of my opposing counsel and I agree Judge Perkin is extremely helpful. He is reasonable in his discovery decisions and he establishes clear procedures. I also find his staff every welcoming and supportive of the process.


Comment #: 11472
Inasmuch as, slow-cooked over mesquite charcoal, his accumulated ethics may satisfy a less sophisticated palate.

Still, the resulting extrusion yields the anticipated aroma. One must consider the source, after all.

Upon consideration, I nudge him up to a "2".


Comment #: 11469
Mr. Perkins unfortunate actions and comments in the recently settled George Donnelly case display a lack of respect for the Constitutional rights of American citizens and a willingness to uphold clearly unlawful orders. Even Mr. Perkins himself called the charges "petty," yet rather than dismiss the case he pushed for a plea that leaves Mr. Donnelly with a criminal record ... this despite no criminal wrongdoing by Mr. Donnelly. How can anyone expect justice in a complex case when Mr. Perkins seems disinclined to do the right thing? A disappointing end to a case that should never have gone forward.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 10193
It was nice to have a judge who was actually in private practice with a clear grasp of the law and, equally important, the practicalities that drive litigation. His process for consents to ex parte settlement communications was very convenient, accommodating, and helped the parties get the job done. I would consent to Judge Perkin in the future. Also, his staff was always pleasant and professional.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 8589
Excellant jurist. Well prepared and accessible. A pleasure to appear before and his staff is excellant and accommodating.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 7867
A terrific alternative to a certain other federal judge in Allentown.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 7677
He is a nice guy who is pleasant to everyone who comes into his courtroom.