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Hon. Vanessa Lynne Bryant
District judge
D.Conn.
2nd Circuit
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(1=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
(1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
(1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
(1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
(1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
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(1=Consistently inappropriate,10=Cons. respectful)

(1=Poor,10=Outstanding)

(1=Strongly Pro­Government,10=Strongly Pro­Defense)

(1=Strongly Pro-Defendant,10=Strongly Pro­Plaintiff)

(1=Strongly Pro­Employee,10=Strongly Pro­Employer)

(1=Strongly Pro­Immigrant,10=Strongly Pro­Gov.)

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Ratings:

What others have rated

Hon. Vanessa Lynne Bryant

evaluator

ID

date
Temp*  Sch*  Indu* Comp*   Punct*    Ev-Cv*   Ev-Cr* Flex  Bail  Crim  Settle Trial Sent Coop Average
Criminal Defense Lawyer

21530

1/2/14

10

10

8

10

10

10

10

0

0

0

0

0
0
0

9.7

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Civil Litigation - Private

21287

1/2/13

2

2

2

2

3

2

2

2

2

2

2

2
2
2

2.1

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Civil Litigation - Private

18904

1/1/12

1

1

4

1

4

1

4

2

3

0

0

9
7
5

2.3

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Criminal Defense Lawyer

18717

1/1/12

1

1

1

1

0

0

1

1

10

10

0

10
10
1

1

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Civil Litigation - Private

18776

1/2/12

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

5

5

5

5

5
5
0

10

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Criminal Defense Lawyer

18541

1/2/12

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

0

0

0

0

0
0
0

10

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Civil Litigation - Private

18328

1/2/12

0

1

0

1

0

1

0

2

0

0

0

0
0
0

1

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Criminal Defense Lawyer

18009

1/2/12

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

10

5

5

0

5
5
5

10

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Criminal Defense Lawyer

18114

1/2/12

1

0

1

1

1

1

1

1

0

1

1

1
1
1

1

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Criminal Defense Lawyer

13699

1/2/12

1

1

1

1

1

0

1

2

10

0

0

0
10
3

1

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Civil Litigation - Private

13540

1/2/12

2

5

5

4

6

5

0

2

0

0

0

0
0
0

4.5

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Civil Litigation - Private

13416

1/1/12

1

1

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

1

0
0
0

1

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Civil Litigation - Private

12326

1/2/11

7

1

1

1

3

1

1

5

0

0

0

0
0
0

2.1

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Civil Litigation - Private

12410

1/2/11

1

1

1

1

0

1

0

1

0

0

1

0
0
0

1

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Criminal Defense Lawyer

11949

1/1/11

1

1

0

0

0

1

1

2

0

1

0

1
1
1

1

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Criminal Defense Lawyer

9935

1/1/10

1

1

1

1

1

0

1

1

0

0

0

10
10
0

1

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Civil Litigation - Private

8909

1/2/09

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0
0
0

0

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Civil Litigation - Private

8913

1/2/09

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0
0
0

0

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Civil Litigation - Private

8738

1/1/09

1

2

2

1

5

1

0

1

0

0

1

0
0
0

2

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Civil Litigation - Private

7435

1/2/08

2

1

1

1

2

2

0

1

0

0

1

0
0
0

1.5

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How familiar are you with the work of this judge? (1=Not at all familiar,10=Extremely familiar)
Participates in Oral Argument (1=Rarely,10=Always)
Quality of Questions During Oral Argument (1=Poor,10=Extremely insightful)
Attitude during oral argument (1=Consistently inappropriate,10=Consistently respectful)
Scholarship as reflected in Opinions (1=Poor,10=Outstanding)
General Inclination in Criminal Appeals (1=Strongly Pro­Government,10=Strongly Pro­Defense)
General Inclination in Civil Rights Appeals (1=Strongly Pro-Defendant,10=Strongly Pro­Plaintiff)
General Inclination in Labor Law Appeals (1=Strongly Pro­Employee,10=Strongly Pro­Employer)
General Inclination in Immigration Appeals (1=Strongly Pro­Immigrant,10=Strongly Pro­Gov.)
evaluator

ID

date
Fam     Par  Qu-Arg At-Arg    Sch      Cri       Civ   Lab Imm
Criminal Defense Lawyer

21530

1/2/14

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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Civil Litigation - Private

21287

1/2/13

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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Civil Litigation - Private

18904

1/1/12

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

read comment
Criminal Defense Lawyer

18717

1/1/12

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

read comment
Civil Litigation - Private

18776

1/2/12

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

read comment
Criminal Defense Lawyer

18541

1/2/12

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

read comment
Civil Litigation - Private

18328

1/2/12

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

read comment
Criminal Defense Lawyer

18009

1/2/12

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

read comment
Criminal Defense Lawyer

18114

1/2/12

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

read comment
Criminal Defense Lawyer

13699

1/2/12

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

read comment
Civil Litigation - Private

13540

1/2/12

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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Civil Litigation - Private

13416

1/1/12

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

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Civil Litigation - Private

12326

1/2/11

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

read comment
Civil Litigation - Private

12410

1/2/11

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

read comment
Criminal Defense Lawyer

11949

1/1/11

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

read comment
Criminal Defense Lawyer

9935

1/1/10

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

read comment
Civil Litigation - Private

8909

1/2/09

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

read comment
Civil Litigation - Private

8913

1/2/09

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

read comment
Civil Litigation - Private

8738

1/1/09

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

read comment
Civil Litigation - Private

7435

1/2/08

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

read comment
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Non-lawyer Rating 
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ID

date
Rating
Other

10556

1/2/10
1
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Temp*
Sch*
Indu*
Comp*
Punct*
Ev-Cv*
Ev-Cr*
Flex
Bail
Crim
Settle
Trial
Sent
Coop
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)    
Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias 10=Entirely Evenhanded)    
Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias 10=Entirely Evenhanded)    
Flexibility in Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible    10=Very Flexible)    
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense 10=Pro-Government)    
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pre-Trial (1=Pro-Defense 10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions (1=Least Involved 10=Most Involved)    
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial (1=Pro-Defense 10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing (1=Pro-Defense 10=Pro-Government)
Typical Discount Off Guidelines for Cooperators (1=10% 10=100%)    
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Hon. Vanessa Lynne Bryant

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Criminal Defense Lawyer
comment #:
21530
rating:
9.7
average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
1/2/14, 6:30 AM
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Civil Litigation - Private
comment #:
21287
rating:
2.1
average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
1/2/13, 4:15 PM
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Civil Litigation - Private
comment #:
18904
rating:
2.3
average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
She does work hard, but is biased, and has a terrible disposition.
1/1/12, 3:14 PM
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18717
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1
average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
apart from the fact that she is petty, abusive, and plain mean, she does not understand that a judge is not an advocate. The venom which drips from her lips when imposing a sentence is something that I have never seen. Her behavior demeans her position, the entire bench, and ultimately the entire criminal process.
1/1/12, 12:56 PM
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Civil Litigation - Private
comment #:
18776
rating:
10
average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
Generally excellent judge. Very patient. Very courteous.
1/2/12, 11:54 AM
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18541
rating:
10
average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
A competent, albeit misunderstood, judge.
1/2/12, 12:52 AM
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comment #:
18328
rating:
1
average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
I would say she is intellectually dishonest, except that using any form of the word intellectual in connection with her work is too flattering.
1/2/12, 4:48 PM
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comment #:
18009
rating:
10
average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
A misunderstood but usually excellent judge.
1/2/12, 10:16 PM
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comment #:
18114
rating:
1
average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
The worst judge for the District. She is arrogant, stupid, incompetent, abusive, and petty.
1/2/12, 3:41 AM
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comment #:
13699
rating:
1
average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
Judges should exercise good judgment. She invariably does not. There is a very important difference between exercising judgment and being judgmental. She is extremely judgmental about criminal defendants and mistakenly believes that she is exercising good judgment. She spins any fact put in front of her as a negative against the defendant in the process of condemning that defendant (especially if the defendant is not a citizen of the US).
1/2/12, 2:49 AM
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comment #:
13540
rating:
4.5
average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
I find her to be a mixed bag. I agree with the comments on her temperament but find her opinions hit or miss. Some of her work product is well-reasoned and fair.
1/2/12, 6:00 PM
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