Hon. Alia M. Ludlum See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
W.D.Tex.  
Average Rating:5.1 - 14 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%)
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What others have said about Hon. Alia M. Ludlum


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19533
Rating:2.8
Comments:
Inexperienced and defensive in dealing with civil matters.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 18546
Rating:2.5
Comments:
Very limited acumen and interest in civil litigation.Exhibits unwarranted biases towards governmental defendants.

Other

Comment #: 18051
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Positive comments here must have been made by employees seeking to curry favor or family members. With all due respect, this judge is Exhibit A on why there should not be lifetime appointments for Art. III judges.
Does better job of prosecuting the case than any AUSA in the room. It is not a judge's job to do the prosecutor's work for them. Already has her mind made up on a number of issues affecting the sentence.

Other

Comment #: 13101
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Here's a hot tip, judge. A criminal caught with 75 pounds of dope would have said Judge Judy kicked him if he knew he would get immunity from prosecution for the drug bust and a free pass (visa) to come to America and climb on the gravy train of free stuff from American tax payers. You should resign in shame.

Other

Comment #: 7916
Rating:9.0
Comments:
I have watched this judge on a number of occasions and find her very straightforward and by the book. She doesn't take any nonsense from the attorneys and expects them to be ready for court, forcing these guys to actually do the job their clients are paying them for. (The ones that are paying anyway.) With the caseload that she has, I find her very effective and efficient. Well done.

Other

Comment #: 7555
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This woman forgets where she came from. She lets her own personal issues get in the way of giving everyone a quick and speedy trial. She is very rude and shouldn't be in this position. She needs to start cleaning up her personal problems before passing judgement on others. She doesn't listen to what is being asked. She abuses the power bestowed upon her by our government.

Other

Comment #: 6237
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Very rude and unprofessional. Won't give attorneys a chance to talk. Interrupts and is very condescending to defendants and attorneys. She is on a huge ego trip and abuses the power bestowed upon her by the United States of America.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5990
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Ignorant of civil litigation concepts and court rules.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5209
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Tough but fair. Runs a tight docket and people tend not to appreciate her because she actually believes lawyers should be prepared - how unreasonable. How nice it would be to have a judge that allows the government and defense attorneys, as well as the civil guys from Houston, to be as lazy and inattentive to their cases as possible - gotta get that government money while I drink my coffee and talk about firing Federal agents trying to work the field. Sorry guys, earn your dollars and quit griping.

Other

Comment #: 5102
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She is extremely rude. She forms her own opinions on things with no regard for the facts. She does not allow the defense lawyers to speak. In her own words: "I already know where you are going with this." Last time that I checked, being a pyschic was not on any list of legal accomplishments. I think that, due to her own unresolved personal matters, she should not be on the bench at this time.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2417
Rating:4.7
Comments:
Rude to all parties. Incredibly inflexible. Sits in Del Rio buts forces lawyers to travel hundreds of miles just to "see how things are going in the case."

Other

Comment #: 1449
Rating:6.0
Comments:
Good judge considering the times we are in.