Hon. John H. McBryde See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
N.D.Tex.  
Average Rating:4.3 - 24 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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Other

Comment #: 34483
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He is an apex predator controlled by the devil

Other

Comment #: 34282
Rating:Not Rated
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This guy has mental issues. He has no problem sending people to prison on hearsay. He pre-judges and wont listen to the evidence presented that may contradict the charges.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 34201
Rating:2.3
Comments:
This man is epiphany of why Judicial Terms should be set. He calls people by the wrong name and is unbelievably harsh. Hence the Moniker, "Hang em High Mcbryde" He has yet to grant one compassionate release and sends people to prison even though the Federal Gov. Has no evidence other than statements of another defendant looking for a departure. People forced to plead guilty and if any statements are denied by defendant they are threatened with a higher sentence. This man has done more damage to the community than Covid. People are sitting in Fed. Prison for "statements only" evidence for decades than anywhere else in the Country. Thsi area of Texas because of him is the Iran of this country in the way this man sentences and keeps people who are dying in prison. I'm not talking about murderers, I'm talking about people who were charged with drugs that were never found, nor any other evidence. It's a Sin.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 33636
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Remove McBryde petition
Below is a link to the petition.

https://www.change.org/ImpMcbryde

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 33556
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This man here has visible mental problems. Is oversentencing and bullying tactics go way beyond Federal guidelines outlined in procedure. He is badly in need of psychiatric treatment.He bullies and threatens and jails defense attorneys if they dont do what he says.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 33282
Rating:2.3
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Here's an example of why term limits should be inposed. Tyrant doesn't even begin to describe this power hungry, rude ignorant of the times sub-human. I did a paper on him and sat in on a crimnal trial. 35 years for this poor man who wasn't even caught with drugs, all on the testimoney of someone who was..how is it possible we sentence people to 35 years when there is no evidence, they actually sat there and added up how many kilos to charge him with off of a statement! The man was 30 tops, life gone on hearsay. Judges like this need to get the hell off the bench, his co-defendant, different judge 5 years.

Prosecutor

Comment #: 33043
Rating:2.4
Comments:
Tyrant, extremely difficult, has no problem sentencing people to decades with only statements against them.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 28739
Rating:9.3
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This is one of the best judges to have on the planet. Why people like to lie on this honest hardworking man so much is beyond me. He is very mild-tempered and is about the middle of the pack in most other respects other than criminal sentencing, where he is relatively harsh compared to the others.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 28307
Rating:5.6
Comments:
Terrible but smart. A lethal combo.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 28306
Rating:5.6
Comments:
Terrible but smart. A lethal combo.

Other

Comment #: 24229
Rating:Not Rated
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I found District Judge McBryde to be rude and condescending to not only the attorneys, and witness’, but almost everyone in the court room. The judge’s rude, narcissistic, and superior attitude towards everyone in the court room was completely unprovoked and exemplified the judge’s inability to relate and empathize with others. At one point during sentencing he insulted the friends and family members of the defendant by telling them he knew more about the defendant in a 2 day trial than anyone else. The judge’s outburst was triggered by the judge getting flooded with letters in support of the defendant as being a good person who made a big mistake. The judge said the supportive letters from friends and family are only evidence the defendant was a ‘con man’ and assumes his friends and family can’t read people like he can. Needless to say the sentencing was over and above the maximum legal recommendation for this type of first time conviction. 10 years for 1 conviction of wire fraud is absurd! The good news to the people of the Northern District of Texas is that this judge was born in 1931.

Other

Comment #: 13300
Rating:8.0
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I was afraid of him based on what others has said.I found him to be very fair

Litigant

Comment #: 12937
Rating:1.0
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First hand knowledge he is a disgrace to the judicial system with no ethics. He will do as he pleases pro se beware!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11995
Rating:9.7
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Fair handed tough on all lawyers. Word to the wise be prepared. He doesn't suffer fools well.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11325
Rating:4.0
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A bully and tyrant of the first order. Also, a hypocrite, being a Republican who supposedly does not believe in "judicial activism." If he had any real guts, he would resign from bench and run for Congress. Tried to re-write well-established law on EAJA fees in Social Security disability cases and basically called all Soc Sec lawyers who represent claimants in fed court crooks. In 5th cir. briefs, both parties repudiated McBryde's position. 5th has overturned one and other is pending, with both sides in agreement that McBryde is trying to gut the EAJA.

Litigant

Comment #: 8725
Rating:1.0
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Received Final Judgment today Dismissing my case against a Creditor who relentlessly called my unlisted number for many months, many times a day regardless of the fact that I notified the creditor they were calling the wrong number, no one lived here by the name they were seeking and they were repeatedly asked to stop calling my unlisted number. In his court creditors can relentlessly call and harass you for someone else's debt! The creditor will not suffer any consequences. I was told there were laws against this type of harassment even for the owing debtor but in his court the innocent have no rights and suffer undeserved harassment of creditors for debts they don't own or owe. Unjust!!!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 6848
Rating:3.5
Comments:
Best excuse for term limits on federal judges.

Probation or Pretrial Officer

Comment #: 5605
Rating:6.0
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He's a spin doctor. Always pulls USPOs into chambers and influences how the PSR offense conduct and/or objections should be written in order to manipulate the guidelines. He transferred USPO Flynn to the Dallas office over a case that he eventually found to be "inappropriately written in a manner favoring the defendant."

Other

Comment #: 5544
Rating:10.0
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I was a juror in his court. It was very refreshing to watch him keep the lawyers in line and not allow them to stroke their own egos. Way to go!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3309
Rating:5.5
Comments:
The most unpleasant experience I have ever had in a courtroom.

Other

Comment #: 3086
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Meanest and most rude person I have ever met

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1773
Rating:3.3
Comments:
He can give lessons on how not to be a judge

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1582
Rating:4.3
Comments:
A horrible jurist, but, more importantly, a horrible man. Will not countenance legal arguments adverse to his "pre-ordained" opinion, dispite what the 5th Circuit or USSC may have said on the subject. However, in his defense, he is punctual.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1542
Rating:2.6
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Tyrant. Disciplined by the 5th Ckt. for being a small-minded bully. Smart, but lazy and evil.