Hon. Ronald E. Longstaff See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
S.D.Iowa  
Average Rating:5.8 - 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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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 12585
Rating:8.7
Comments:
Outstanding judge. Fair, firm, but does not take himself too seriously. Great sense of humor, and has excellent judicial temperament. Very fair, and not a shill for the Government like some judges... I hope he stays on bench for long time.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 3127
Rating:2.8
Comments:
Has been on the government dole way to long.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2670
Rating:5.0
Comments:
Fair and practical. Great sense of humor.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2152
Rating:9.3
Comments:
An excellent judge who is not afraid to directly address tough legal issues. While he can occasionally display irritation toward those who are not prepared, he is always courteous. He has done an excellent job with trials of complex civil matters.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2141
Rating:6.3
Comments:
He is a very fair judge who is very smart and has a lot of common sense. Unfortunatley, he has a very short fuse and can explode in a milli-second for no appearant reason but doesn't seem to hold that against the lawyer or party. On the whole a very good judge.