Hon. Richard Kyle See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
D.Minn.  
Average Rating:3.3 - 12 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. Richard Kyle


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12616
Rating:1.8
Comments:
Probably the worst judge on the bench. Sides with corporations 95% of the time. If you are a plaintiff and have an employment case or class action, forget it- dismiss your case and get out before you spend too much time and too many resources to have it taken from you.

Other

Comment #: 12574
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Richard Kyle does not care about justice, he forces you to settle the case. I asked for my day in court and wasn't allowed to speak. I have no respect for him as a Judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11821
Rating:1.7
Comments:
If you are a plaintiff representing an individual against a corporation, run as fast as you can because you will screwed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11487
Rating:4.6
Comments:
Not a scholar, by any definition. Only interested in moving cases; interested in getting it done, not getting it right. Will reach to cite non-precedent to support the result he wants. Pro-big business. If your case is 3M v. Target, will be fair. If Suzy Q. Public v. 3M, sorry Suzy, you will lose.

General consensus is that he is a nice guy off the bench. On the bench, he is just a conservative assembly line worker.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9107
Rating:4.5
Comments:
Agree with the prior comment that if you do not represent a large corporation, you are litigating uphill. Seems indifferent to the law and only interested in getting cases off his docket.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 9079
Rating:1.2
Comments:
Bad judge- stay away from this guy if you don't represent a corporation.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5719
Rating:8.5
Comments:
Very even-handed judge. Respectful of all at trial.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5699
Rating:2.5
Comments:
The worst. Meddles, calls counsel on Saturdays at home to change hearing dates, is inflexible on scheduling. Don't be late to his courtroom or you can expect your head handed to you on a platter. Rules based on what he thinks is right and not on the law.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 5200
Rating:7.8
Comments:
Bright, hard working and ultimately fair
in final disposition. His courtroom demeanor and treatment of attorneys and
litigants could stand some improvement.