Hon. M. James Lorenz See Rating Details
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Average Rating:3.9 - 5 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%)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating

What others have said about Hon. M. James Lorenz



Comment #: 21962
Rating:Not Rated
Takes way to long to rule on a case , follow up with cases and lack of communication , changes the rules and his mind way to much .

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 11539
Judge Lorenz has not shown the intellect, work ethic or temperament to be a federal judge. His rulings are essentially random. He also appears to randomly lose his temper, for no reason, with the attorneys. He also appears to quickly be going senile.


Comment #: 6597
His actions and rulings were very arbitrary and personally venomous. In my case, the obvious legal deficiencies of his rulings made him rather ineffectual even though he appeared to want to personally malign the opposing counsel. However, at some point he will issue an unsupportable ruling that will actually hurt a defendant or litigant.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5243
Indecisive. Takes too long to decide motions. The last attorney to speak often prevails. Lesson: if he is inclined to rule in your favor, pack up and leave the courtroom before he changes his mind.