Hon. John R. Padova See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
E.D.Pa.  
Average Rating:9.6 - 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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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20714
Rating:9.6
Comments:
What a trial judge should be - we need more like him! Right away, please!

Litigant

Comment #: 11951
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I too had a case, pro se, assigned to Judge Padova. He dismissed my case, but also wrote a salient opinion documenting why my case was dismissed. I too have that opinion in my files as a treatise.

Judge Padova is the best !

Other

Comment #: 10267
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
WoW all those comments werent here before i stated that about pro se cases

Other

Comment #: 10250
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Yup pro se cases seem to get dismissed because they dont want pro se attornies making the courts look stupid

On the recommendation of Senator Arlen Specter, Padova was nominated by President George Bush on November 5, 1991 to a new seat created by 104 Stat. 5089 which was approved by Congress. Padova was confirmed by the Us Senate on March 13, 1992 on a Senate vote and received commission on March 18, 1992. Padova assumed senior status on February 11, 2008.

Litigant

Comment #: 8600
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I submitted a case Pro Se and it was put before Judge Padova. The case was dismissed as he indicated I did not have an adequate cause of action. However, he wrote a salient treatise on exactly why my case was doomed to fail.
This happened about 15 years ago.

I still have his opinion in writing as it educated me throrougly and was so well-written it should be used to illustrate why cases against municipalities, the legislature and the judicial system may fail in the Federal System.

Judge Padova has a grasp of the law that is far above that of many judges.

Sadly many are not as astute as he, nor as gracious as he. His language in the opinion I received from him could have easily contained language that talked down to me. It didn't! He used his position to politely and succinctly educate me, a common citizen, as to what was wrong with my case. His language was respectful, inciteful, and to-the-point.

Judge Padova stands above the rest.

Other

Comment #: 8489
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I had the pleasure of being in Judge Padova's courtroom recently (end of March, 09) undergoing the jury selection process (I was not picked). I found him to be a real gentleman to all throughout the process. His staff seemed real happy and upbeat, too. A real indicator that the man is top shelf.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 8034
Rating:9.7
Comments:
I have been involved in cases involving more than 30 federal jurists (and probably more than 50). Judge Padova is hardworking, courteous, thoughful, smart, and fair. He has a wonderful temperament and is an outstanding jurist.

Other

Comment #: 6683
Rating:10.0
Comments:
From a transcriptionist: I think Judge Padova is excellent. Fair, impartial, intelligent, treats everyone in front of him with respect. Well-spoken, gives everyone a full opportunity to speak and his intelligence level is ever present.

Other

Comment #: 4806
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Great judge!