Hon. Louis J. Farina See Rating Details
Common Pleas
Lancaster County
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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. Louis J. Farina



Comment #: PA152
I think Judge Farina may be retired now - not sure - but what a FABULOUS judge!!! I appeared before him pro se on two municipal (non-criminal) charges that I felt very strongly about. He was patient, kind, reasoned, and not afraid to rule against the municipality and throw out the law - as he agreed with me it was unconstitutional.
Then told me I missed my calling and should have been a lawyer - which I considered the ultimate compliment from this awesome jurist. I don't say he is awesome because i won - it is because of the way he handled the issue, the lawyers and witnesses and his courtroom. Even if I had lost, he still let me have my "day in court", which is more than can be said for many other PA judges. I nominate Judge Farina for the PA Supreme Court! The very best there is!!!