Hon. Michael H. Watson See Rating Details
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Average Rating:6.9 - 2 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%)
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What others have said about Hon. Michael H. Watson


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1605
Judge Watson, very new Federal Judge from Ohio common pleas. seems to very much care about the defendant as a human. In the appropriate case, willing to deviate from guidelines and sentencing reccommendations to fashion a sentence he believes fair to defendant, which will give Defendant a chance to succed after the case. Very deliberate and thoughtful in his decision making.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1398
Judge Watson is extremely thoughtful. So much so, he comes to a sentencing hearing with an open mind. He has changed hs opinion on sentencing while in a hearing.
He seems generally interested in getting things right. So much so, it will slow down a docket more than necessary.