Hon. Lyle E. Strom See Rating Details
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Average Rating:7.1 - 6 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. Lyle E. Strom


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 7999
Rating:Not Rated
The comment below about the 2008 employment discrimination case is simply false, and was posted by someone with an agenda. This judge does not even have any career law clerks.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6803
There was a 2008 employment discrimination case before this judge, in which the judge sold out the plaintiff by pressuring her to settle her claims right before the jury was slated to bring deliberation. The judge was concerned because two juries had been excused during the trial by the judge and the judge felt that this would cause appeal issues for him. The judge's career law clerk agressively pushed the plaintiff and plaintiff's lawyers to settle without regard for fair process. The plaintiff settled for a fraction of what the jury would have offered; the judge later stated out loud, after visiting the jury, that the jury was "mad at the defendant" but did not seem to care how the judge had helped railroad the plaintiff. Unbelievable and astonishing.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4861
Runs a tight ship. He does a great job in civil trials. One of the best district judges in the 8th Circuit.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3933
Great judge and even better person. A pleasure to deal with.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1977
Wonderful judge.