Hon. Joseph G. Scoville See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
W.D.Mich.  
Average Rating:8.6 - 7 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)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating
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What others have said about Hon. Joseph G. Scoville


Comments


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 21233
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Wow, this is a great magistrate, and he would be a very good federal judge. He is always prepared, and is extremely intelligent. He is courteous and respectful, and makes practicing in federal court a pleasure.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 18106
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Scoville is an excellent judge, who is always prepared and knowledgeable.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6384
Rating:9.7
Comments:
Judge Scoville is an excellent magistrate judge and I wish he would have been appointed in Judge Neff's position. (If anything she should be the magistrate - if not his clerk.) Judge Scoville is a fair and open person, who knows how to write an opinion and while on the conservative side, he applied fair and equal justice to all.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6153
Rating:9.7
Comments:
An excellent Magistrate, capable of being an Article III Judge, and twice rated highest among all judicial candidates for open position, but lack of political clout kept him at Magistrate level.

Litigant

Comment #: 4327
Rating:8.0
Comments:
I as a Pro Se litigant in Federal Court was very worried. But Judge Scoville has treated me with the utmost respect the few times I have went before him. He has complimented me on my professionalism as well as treated me as well as he did defense counsel

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4267
Rating:7.9
Comments:
I think Joe Scoville is involved with the Acton organizaton...a conservative organization composed largely of Catholics. So his rulings are likely to be on the conservative side. However, Joe is a great magistrate who treats all litigants and lawyers respectfully. He is smart and a master of the written word. It is too bad he has not been appointed to a federal judgeship.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2453
Rating:4.6
Comments:
This judge thinks consumer cases are a waste of the courts time and we were told to get rid of it