Hon. William R. Wilson, Jr. See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
E.D.Ark.  
Average Rating:6.0 - 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. William R. Wilson, Jr.


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22038
Rating:6.4
Comments:
Billy Roy Wilson is full of himself and perceives himself as the star of the courtroom. That worked well for him in private practice (sometimes) but doesn't - and shouldn't carry over to the bench. He is smart but thinks he is smarter than he is, he is biased, and he places his "street lawyer" persona and his own sense of what he believes is right over the law. He was a very bad choice for the federal bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12513
Rating:5.0
Comments:
Wears his country-boy affect on his sleeve, but it is genuine. Recently changed name officially to "Billy Roy Wilson." Some bias toward Plaintiff in civil litigation and to those who are his buddies. Considered a scholar by some but some of his rulings are not well-reasoned and seem results oriented.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6586
Rating:1.5
Comments:
Plaintiffs and their counsel like Judge Wilson.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6405
Rating:3.8
Comments:
This judge is completely biased in his approach to cases and the law. He demonstrates a generally pro-plaintiff attidude, especially in employment cases, and an unwillingness to follow well-established precedent. He is smug and involves himself unnecessarily in the issues of a case pre-trial (often taking over the roles of the attorneys) and causes unnecessary work for attorneys and increases in the expense of the litigation. I can think of few people who seem to be so unsuited temperamentally to be a judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2092
Rating:9.4
Comments:
Excellent Judge. Top Lawyer before he took the bench and still remembers what it was like. He knows when to be tough, and when to let lawyers do their jobs. Defendants withholding documents beware.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1301
Rating:8.7
Comments:
This judge actuall practiced law before sitting the bench and knows what its like to do so.