Hon. Philip R. Martinez See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
W.D.Tex.  
Average Rating:6.7 - 9 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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Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13505
Rating:2.0
Comments:
What is tragic about King Phil (as everyone calls him), is that he has the intellect to be a very good and fair job. Unfortunately, his sanctimoniousness is surpassed only by his ambition. His rulings are driven by one thing -- How will this affect my ambitions to get to the 5th Circuit, and beyond? He has no interest in doing what is right and just. He is a case study for what is wrong with lifetime appointments -- he thinks the world revolves around him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13395
Rating:2.0
Comments:
This judge is more politician than jurist. Ambitious and arrogant, his quest for the Fifth Circuit results in biased, intellectually dishonest opinions. While openly advocating the jury trial system, this judge rarely presides over civil jury trials, with many non-corporate litigants finding their cases summarily disposed of without a trial. Without question, this is the worst court in El Paso for a plaintiff to bring a claim.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11480
Rating:9.3
Comments:
excellent judge who surrounds himself with consistently bright clerks. he has the gearbox to handle any civil case that comes down the road, but is under a crush of criminal cases.

Other

Comment #: 9852
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Very fair, efficient, pleasant gentleman to say the least.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 8669
Rating:6.8
Comments:
Sadly, results oriented. Will twist and turn and ignore the law to reach the right result for corporations and insurance companies.

Litigant

Comment #: 4037
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge entertained favoritism to Jeanne C. Collins with Kemp Smith, a former law partner. Did not recuse until he retaliated.