Hon. Sam D. Eggleston, III See Rating Details
District Court
Amherst 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Sam D. Eggleston, III


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: VA71
This judge is clearly uninterested in seeing justice done. His priorities are expediency and cronyism. Mr. Eggleston clearly understands his role as a functionary for the corporate machine. I don't know how he shaves his face in the morning.


Comment #: VA63
This judge is incompetent in every manner. He does not look or listen to evidence. He is bias toward the poor, the black, and the ignorant, much like an underdog, I have been before him several times as I am a landlord. He allows his disability to render him unable to be unbiased,fair, and impartial by being predigest against anyone who is not poor, black, ignorant, or crippled in some way.


Comment #: VA61
Chief Judge Sam D. Eggleston has no respect for Due Process or Protected Speech. I have witnessed him, in court, take testimony from female plaintiffs and then refuse to take similar testimony on the exact same events or subject material from male defendants. He resides in a "Good Ole Boys" district where he uses his power to sexually discriminate against males, and African Americans. He perverts the rule of law and makes Amherst, VA a disgrace.