Hon. Uley Norris Damiani See Rating Details
District Court
Alexandria County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.3 - 3 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. Uley Norris Damiani


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: VA25
I appeared in front of this judge years ago. I was a litigant, but I am also an attorney. I have little more to add than what is posted below. Judge Damiani doesn't pay attention to the rules of evidence (smart people like her think they shouldn't be encumbered by such nonsense), when asked about the bases of a decision she refused to comply (she's made a decision, shut up and sit down), and she's not particularly sharp on either statutory language or appellate precedent. Judge Damiani, if you want to know who I am or challenge my statements, my email is linked to this message.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: VA11
This judge needs to go. She is not very bright, and is not at all fair. I cannot imagine how any sane person allowed her to wear a black robe.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: VA2
This is an absolutely terrible judge, and if you can avoid her and get Judge Frogale, do it. She ignores rules of evidence and procedure, and the law be damned if it interferes with her decision. Make sure you have a court reporter when appearing before her.