Hon. Robert R. Rigsby See Rating Details

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Attorney Average Rating:   5.1 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 1 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. Robert R. Rigsby


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: DC492
One of the best judges in DC - very considerate of all parties and even-handed. Gives strong consideration to all of the issues


Comment #: DC490
I was a juror on a civil case where he was the judge. He was very upbeat and I thought he was courteous and did not try to dominate the case, he tried to let them litigate. What I didn't understand was how the case ever got to court. It was a 2 year drawn out affair over $2,000. There were 4 lawyers there. Maybe that is not the judge's fault and he couldn't throw out the case. There was no evidence of fault, so we ruled for the defendant. If we could have given attorney fees, we would have.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: DC418
Personable and pleasant. Places a great deal of emphasis on courtroom formalities. Too eager to punt substantive proceedings down the road, so it's settle or be in limbo. Actively telegraphs how he might rule in order to give parties a chance to reach their own resolution. Treats pro se litigants respectfully, but not leniently and will not litigate their cases for them.
Aside -- his courtroom clerk is unbelievably nasty. Not sure if she moves with the judge or stays with the courtroom, so beware! Over multiple appearances his courtroom clerk made spectators and non-testifying witnesses leave during court matters that were not juvenile or abuse cases.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: DC224
Possiblythe laziest judge on the bench. Maybe not the dumbestbut very close. Little intellectual curiousity. Never takes the bench on time often leaving people waiting for hours. Takes 2-3 hour lunch while napping inchambers. Does no preparation for cases and is often to distracted in Court to listen to the parties. A really awful judge who should be removed from the bench.