Hon. Richard D. Bennett See Rating Details
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Average Rating:5.5 - 4 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. Richard D. Bennett


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 21457
This judge is a George W. Bush appointee, and is not impartial at all.


Comment #: 21456
I had a case transferred from the DC courts, and not only was I denied the opportunity to obtain local counsel, I was denied a jury trial. This case was not in his jurisdiction and was not transferred to Annapolis, Maryland. The transcript was altered, and this judge engaged in judicial misconduct.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 11610
He listens well, works hard to get it right, to make litigants and counsel feel they are getting their day in court. He is better for white collar than drug criminals, partly because his experience of the world is narrow. In civil cases, he enjoys presiding, enjoys the interchange with counsel and works hard.