Hon. Calvin Botley See Rating Details
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Average Rating:9.4 - 4 rating(s)
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*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=Chronic`y 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Calvin Botley



Comment #: 6187
Judge Botley is immensely professional at all times, both in the courtroom and out. He handles every case - no matter how minor - as though it is his only one. He is the finest magistrate judge I have had the honor to meet. I concur with the previous statement that he should have been appointed to the Article III bench long ago.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 4244
Judge Botley is one of the finest Magistrate Judges in the SDTex and it's unfortunate that he has not been appointed to the Article III bench by now. I have a lot of respect for Judge Botley and am always happy when a hearing ends up being referred to his court. Having had the opportunity to chat with him in chambers, I have no doubt that he's a wise jurist who cares greatly about each and every decision he makes.