Hon. Jean C. Hamilton See Rating Details
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Average Rating:5.5 - 3 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. Jean C. Hamilton


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22406
Marked and profound bias against civil rights litigants. Does not enforce discovery obligations and ignores the rules of evidence at trial.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 7566
Judge Hamilton was the judge in the 2006 U.S. Supreme Court case United States v. Gonzalez-Lopez who refused to permit a criminal defendant the attorney of his choice, sanctioned both his chosen counsel and replacement counsel - which sanctions were thrown out on appeal by the 8th Circuit and who eventually had to recuse herself when the case was overturned by the 8th Circuit - which result was upheld by the Supreme Court.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1637
A very smart, fair judge in a criminal or habeas matter.