Hon. Joseph F. Bataillon See Rating Details
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Average Rating:8.6 - 4 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. Joseph F. Bataillon


Court Staff

Comment #: 19291
Excellent judge. Great demeanor. Well versed on the law, probably stemming in part from his previous criminal and civil litigation experience. He is very fair to litigants.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3935
Biggest problem is that it takes months and months and months to get a ruling on a dispositive motion. Definitely the "slowest" judge in the district.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2156
Joe Bataillon is a fantastic jurist - his scholarship and commitment to his community are exemplary.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1975
Rating:Not Rated
Here is a judge who likes trial work, and who wants to see good lawyers try a good case (and obtain a just result). He will reward you for being prepared (although he has little patience for the unprepared), so just do your work and you will be treated fairly and respectfully.