Hon. J. William Ditter, Jr. See Rating Details
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Average Rating:6.6 - 2 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. J. William Ditter, Jr.


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 21302
When you see Judge Ditter assigned to your case in the Eastern District of PA, call opposing counsel and beg to settle. This judge has seemingly not heard of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Do not count on discovery, a settlement conference with a judge other than him, or a fair chance to litigate your case properly. In short, he was appointed by Nixon.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 8303
Senior now. A real gentleman with a wonderful temperament. Honest and straightforward. Treats counsel with respect. In the finest tradition of judicial service.