Hon. Billy Roy Wilson See Rating Details
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Average Rating:6.1 - 10 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. Billy Roy Wilson


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 25160
He is totally shortsighted. His laziness probably factors into the giving of a 2 for scholarship. He knows his limitations and brings in special masters as needed - partially because he is likely incapable of concentrating long enough to figure it out himself. He should maybe bring some files home to read while he is riding around on one of his mules (which he refers to as his "judicial mobile unit when he talks to counsel from the farm as he rides around on his mules.) While he is colorful with his folksy persona, he acts like that so people will say "he's no dummy," but ...

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 24989
Refreshing change of pace. Pushes cases to resolution.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22038
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
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
Plaintiffs and their counsel like Judge Wilson.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6405
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
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
This judge actuall practiced law before sitting the bench and knows what its like to do so.