Hon. John Corbett O Meara See Rating Details
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Average Rating:4.6 - 8 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)
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

What others have said about Hon. John Corbett O Meara



Comment #: 21000
Judge O'Meara allows his former clients to submit administrative records with obvious, capricious, and false benefit information that cannot possibly be true due to multiple contradictions, and he issues orders granting them. For instance, his former client issued benefit administration for benefits of a UAW plan on a salaried employee. They listed misinformation about a "rehire date" which never happened, and other false information to eliminate and reduce benefits on a disabled individual. The company not only changed the insurer but the plan, regardless of the fact that pre-tax and after-tax premiums were paid. Judge O'Meara, having litigated as an attorney for this company and the insurers, should have known that a salaried employee could not be placed in a UAW union plan, and that he needed to disqualify himself from the case. He did not, and instead he showed favoritism and bias throughout the case, while working other cases for the same company simultaneously. At no time has Judge O'Meara made any attempt to correct or address these errors or disqualify himself.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 18558
People warned me about Judge O'Meara. I was told that if I was a plaintiff, I would be doomed. I tried to keep an open mind and worked hard. He proved me Wrong. He was extremely dismissive. We have a lot of decent judges on the bench. He just isn't one of them. If you draw him, and you are a plaintiff (not a business), you will likely summarily lose.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 18552
He needs to RETIRE. He doesn't want to do his job, and he doesn't do his job. He kicks cases. If you are a plaintiff (and not a business) and you pull O'Meara, you will be doomed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11585
Completely disregards Plaintiff's, hides evidence or forces dismissal of cases. Handles cases with past law buddies and show astronomical amounts of favoritism regardless of his sworn oath. should be removed from the bench!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9403
Judge O'Meara is a true gentleman who always tries to see both sides of an argument; does not appear to pre-judge issues; and is willing to be persuaded by compelling argument. Oral argument is very useful with Judge O'Meara, and I have seen him apparently change his view based on counsel's arguments.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9320
Worse Judge I have ever seen. does not even follow his own rules.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 8321
Judge O'Meara can be tough and no-nonsense, but with a fine sense of humor and an obvious heart of gold. He is extremely fair in his rulings, gives each side plenty of opportunity to make its case, does not appear to prejudge the issues, and always is extremely courteous to both counsel and parties.

Court Staff

Comment #: 2735
Judge O'Meara is the fairest and kindest Judge in the USA.