Hon. Joseph M. Hood See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
E.D.Ky.  
Average Rating:6.1 - 8 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. Joseph M. Hood


Comments


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 20785
Rating:6.3
Comments:
Judge Hood has an excellent judicial temperament. He can be viewed as pro-government in criminal cases, but this is really not much more than a reflection of how the law favors the government. He is an insightful judge when it comes to sentencing. Judge Hood does reflect a pro-defendant viewpoint in civil cases.

Prosecutor

Comment #: 19507
Rating:8.5
Comments:
Has control of court, but is fair and courteous to lawyers.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 13649
Rating:9.4
Comments:
Fair to all litigants. Shows no bias for either side in a case. Highest ethical standards and a great sense of humor which puts all present at ease in otherwise tense situations.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4235
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Should have his own tv judge show.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4229
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Hood is a plaintiff's worst nightmare. He is anxious to rule in a defendant's favor. In person and in his opinions he can be snarky and rude. His opinion's are all over the place, short-sighted, and some times rule on matters not before him in his overzealous attempt to get plaintiffs out of his Court. Plaintiff's enter his court with a distinct disadvantage.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2364
Rating:5.7
Comments:
Has an expansive view of the scope of government power but a fair view of how it is exercised within that scope. Very much defendant oriented in civil litigation.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2106
Rating:6.8
Comments:
Issues detailed, result oriented, rulings.