Hon. Sybil V. Richards See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
District Court
Fairfield County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.2 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* 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=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

What others have said about Hon. Sybil V. Richards


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CT342
Direct appointment by Malloy. Zero ability in a court room. Zero knowledge of family law. Should not preside over hearings and trials; OK for admin work like Case Management, status conferences, and uncontested divorces.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CT145
Very fair and follows the law. When ex-spouse refused to provide his financials as ordered by the court, she ordered that he come back weekly until he complied, unlike counterparts that milked this abuse for months and years until the accounts are emptied. Unfortunately, we were never returning to her to follow her orders & entering the "judical 1-direction turn-style, in and never out." Just ask a security guard, they know the story.


Comment #: CT87
Rating:Not Rated
Not terribly bright. Becomes a bit overwhelmed by the slightest complexities. Prone to error.