Hon. Camille L. Velez-Rive See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
Average Rating:9.7 - 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Camille L. Velez-Rive


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 21464
She is the go-to magistrate on pretrial issues in civil litigation. You know that you will be treated fairly when you go to her chambers. She is pleasant, and tries to do the right thing. She understands the realities of litigation, and is sensitive to the needs of both parties and attorneys. She is not the strongest on the law, but she is willing to study and to try to reach a fair result.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 12402
It is a pleasure to be before Magistrate Judge Velez-Rive. When she was appointed to the bench, I thought "another prosecutor!" I was wrong, dead wrong! She really calls them as she sees them and has a very open mind when listening to everyone's arguments. It is completely refreshing to have persons of her caliber and temperament on the bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 4238
MJ Velez-Rive is a former AUSA and many defense attorneys worried she might just turn out to be a rubberstamp for the government. She has turned out to be extremely fair, and it is really a pleasure to appear before her.


Comment #: 3886
Friendly, courteous but condescending at times.