Hon. Robert P. Faust See Rating Details
Judge
District
Salt Lake County
3rd Judicial District
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.4 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 9 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Robert P. Faust


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: UT241
Rating:1.4
Comments:
Judge Faust is a pro-state judge in every way. He is unfair, pompous, lazy and quick to make mistakes. There is no way that you will be treated fairly in a case against the state when Judge Faust is the judge. He can't separate his religious theology from his judicial thinking, such as there is. Judge Faust is not someone you want on your case if you have legal issues, because he won't take the time to look into them. His scholarship is poor and he is inherently lazy, so your issues won't get a fair hearing. Judge Faust needs to retire because he is just mailing it in and collecting his paycheck. He is not very bright, and is intellectually lazy. He is a biased pro-state judge with little ability and little commitment to his job. Laziness and arrogance are his calling cards. He is like many Mormons: not very bright or inquisitive, prejudiced through and through and unable to honor a litigant's rights. I advise you to avoid this fool whenever possible.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: UT204
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
It seems the haters and unhappy litigants & their counsel are somewhat unfamiliar with J. Faust's thorough research and preparation for each case which comes to his bench. J. Faust is prepared and has an A++ handling of evidentiary and procedural issues. You can expect an impartial decision maker who makes a ruling based on the law and finding of the facts. Unmatched compared to other judges on the bench in Third District. I have known this individual 10 years personally and professionaly on the bench and this judge is remarkably fair in his judgment of his cases. And yes - expect to be verbally reprimanded for committing your crimes and violating court orders...someone has to do it. Any judge who does not critize the criminals is not doing their job.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: UT81
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Bob Faust is no better than Warren Jeffs. They share the same cult and suffer the same delusions. Jon Huntsman showed why he cannot be President when he appointed Bob Faust to the Judicial Bench. His lack of jurisprudence disgraces the good people of Utah, every day he comes into the courtroom and deals out his biased and unethical abuses.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: UT78
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge, has his mind made up before he ever see's the defendant. He is very closed minded and has an opinion, already formed before any evidence is given. I think he needs to do civil law only and leave the criminal cases to someone who will be fair and impartial.

Other

Comment #: UT76
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Faust is bias, unjust, and unreasonable. If the crime is one that “disgusts him” as he stated, do not expect the punishment to fit the crime. He is very vocal about his dislike of some people. The bailiff picked up a pair of handcuffs as soon as he heard the charges – already knowing what the judge would do.
My son viewed online child pornography at the age of 18. I absolutely do not condone this behavior and believe that he should be accountable for his actions. But in Utah an 18 year old boy looking at a naked 17 year old girl online is considered a felony. The law does not distinguish between those who view this and those who make it. It does not matter if you are 18 or 58. It did not matter that he willingly underwent a psychosexual evaluation which indicated he was not considered a threat and was not interested in children. My son took full responsibility for his actions, cooperated with law enforcement, and has no previous record. He pled guilty to two counts of sexual exploitation of a minor – both second degree felonies.
After Judge Faust told him that “he was a disgusting human being and he would pay for his crime,” he sentenced him to 6 months in jail, 3 years probation, 300 hours of community service, and a lifetime requirement to register as a sex offender. I watched as one crime after another including people who were in the United States illegally with a long criminal records, drug dealers, men who broke into homes robbing and assaulting the homeowners were given NO jail time, no personal opinion of how disgusted they made him, and at the most 40 hours of community service. This BYU graduate has very obviously let his religious beliefs and personal views impact his judgment. My son would have been much better off if he were LDS.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: UT67
Rating:1.3
Comments:
This judge is an embarrassment to the justice system. He gave me an award of $1.7mm but allowed 4 years of the defendants contempt and spoliation of evidence costing over $500,000 in legal bills and costs before doing what he should have done in a matter of 6 months at 1/10 the cost. Absolute lazy and incompetent idiot! Full Stop!

Other

Comment #: UT53
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Faust is a very biased judge and has a pre-determined winner in the case. If you are not on his "Pre-determined" winners side, you will get zero time for rebuttal, jail time, contempt, etc. He will only listen to the views he wants to and will not acknowledge anything else past that.

Other

Comment #: UT52
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Faust is a disgrace to the bench and embarrassment to Utah's 3rd Branch of Govt. Clear example of outrageous wrong for "family and religious tie appointment" putting incompetent; unqualified; dangerous man in a position of power, to destroy persons and businesses constitutional and lawful rights and freedoms.(Shame on Gov. Huntsman!!) The constitutional practice of law has been repealed in his court. Cannot tell if he is just arrogantly ignorant or functionally corrupt?? Businessmen beware of Utah. You take your company there at peril with Faust and his cronies lurking.

Other

Comment #: UT51
Rating:3.0
Comments:
He should not be a judge. He does not understand procedure law, does not read pleadings, allows ex-parte communications with attorneys that are innapropriate. He makes his mind up about the person or persons in the case, justice is to be blind. He uses his court room and his name as a bully pulpit. No be very afraid. More people need to not be intimidated by him and speak up.

Litigant

Comment #: UT29
Rating:2.0
Comments:
This Judge has disappointed me and my family beyond belief. He awarded my ex-husband temp. custody of my children after he had tried to commit suicide and kidnapped them. He made me go through almost a year and thousands of dollars to get them back. My ex doesn't support his children now and this judge will not allow me to move out of state with my children to be close to my family and more support. Faust has disappointed my children and my family. I did get my kids back...thus the 2 stars...thanks to the Custody Evaluator...no thanks to Faust.

Litigant

Comment #: UT28
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge(and I use that term very lightly) has displayed open hostility and resentment to litigants. He seems to have a personal and obvious agenda as to whom shall prevail in a case. He readily violates both Constitutional and Civil rights with the level of arrogance that won't allow him to see any opinion other than his own. I find it sad that his Staff would be the only positive vote of confidence on this site.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: UT19
Rating:1.0
Comments:
It seems some of these comments are "too good to be TRUE." Why make an appointment if you have to wait 15 minutes for him to show up? Not impressed with the man.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: UT18
Rating:1.8
Comments:
He is never available and seems to have a mysterious knack for getting everything wrong in a case.

Court Staff

Comment #: UT15
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Very accommodating and easy to work with. Always willing to go the extra mile. A fast learner, quick to grasp new concepts and apply them to complex issues. Great temperment. Tries hard to apply the rule of law. First rate in every sense.

Litigant

Comment #: UT14
Rating:2.0
Comments:
He is the most "checked out" judge! Save your money and roll some dice - you will get a better decision and it won't cost you as much.

Prosecutor

Comment #: UT13
Rating:9.6
Comments:
This guy gets it...I wish he could preside over all of the cases our office handles. Today I encouraged another who was involved in the system to post her thoughts here as well.

Other

Comment #: UT12
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Contemplative and fair. While observing him handle matters compared to those I have seen in the past, I was struck with his sense of wanting the right resolution for the right reasons.