Hon. Walter S. Smith See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
W.D.Tex.  
Average Rating:7.5 - 10 rating(s)
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Ratings

*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)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Trial:    (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Sentencing:    (1=Most Lenient,10=Most Harsh)
Typical Discount Off Guidelines for Cooperators:    (1=10%,10=100%)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating
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What others have said about Hon. Walter S. Smith


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23532
Rating:2.7
Comments:
Staff, deputy marshals and fellow judges have been covering for this pathetic man's biases and misconduct for years.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 9204
Rating:9.2
Comments:
Very kind and helpful to new, young lawyers. Not intimidatig like some

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9202
Rating:9.2
Comments:
Pushes cases and lawyers to speed things along. Keeps cases within proper parameters.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 9201
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Rather appear before him than any federal judge. Great sense of humor.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9200
Rating:8.4
Comments:
One of the most experienced and patient judges I have appeared before.

Prosecutor

Comment #: 9199
Rating:9.2
Comments:
Excellent trial judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4721
Rating:3.2
Comments:
A very opinionated judge, and very pro-defense on the civil side. Not fair or balanced.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 3871
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Smith is a no-nonsense, fair judge. Be prepared to quickly state your business and your position and then sit down. He does not like to have his time wasted. Overall, a very fair judge.