Hon. David C. Godbey See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
N.D.Tex.  
Average Rating:8.2 - 6 rating(s)
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Ratings

*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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Comments


Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 21980
Rating:3.3
Comments:
Slowest judge in the Northern Districtt. We're talking 5-7 years to rule on over 100 motions to dismiss in highly complex global liquidation affecting thousands of victims of a crime who are dying as they wait for his Honor to move cases. Picks and chooses which cases to hear (if any).

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4090
Rating:9.3
Comments:
I appreciated his impartiality!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3422
Rating:9.5
Comments:
A true scholar. Very practical and cuts to the heart of the matter.

Prosecutor

Comment #: 1623
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Is a graduate of Harvard, then did appellate work at a large firm. Appointed to the state bench where he was a civil law judge. Lacks criminal experience. Wants to be an appellate judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1550
Rating:9.7
Comments:
At sentencing, follows guidelines but will vary with in the range sepending on relevant conduct facts. For example in a dope case, if defendanthas a large amount of drugs, sentence will be at the high end of ght guideline range.
Fairly listens to sentencing arguments.