Hon. Patrick J. Schiltz See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
D.Minn.  
Average Rating:5.5 - 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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What others have said about Hon. Patrick J. Schiltz


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23721
Rating:1.9
Comments:
Nothing much to say other than the fact that this judge moves on personal emotions more than any other person on on the bench. Unprofessional in many aspects and forces his opinion regardless of facts and data.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23681
Rating:9.7
Comments:
Most evenhanded judge in the district.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12094
Rating:5.4
Comments:
Lacks judicial temperament. Often shows bias.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 8886
Rating:7.8
Comments:
Incredibly smart and very well prepared. He takes a long time to rule on anything. Oral argument in front of him is as good as anywhere--he gives the attorneys plenty of time to make their arguments but largely directs the flow of discussion through questioning. You will not be able to soliloquize. He is hesitant to certify class actions.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 5716
Rating:9.4
Comments:
Very well prepared at hearings and very smart. Will know the case law better than the lawyers.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4811
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Nice enough off the bench; a terror on it. Has zero litigation sense and is intoxicated with his Article III power. Cannot keep up with his work and is a constant complainer. A poor imitation of a federal judicial officer.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 4746
Rating:1.6
Comments:
This courtroom clown masquerading as a federal judge should go back to teaching, and fast, while they might still take him back. He is is a poster child for the reason why law professors usually make horrible judges, and why the framers screwed up with life tenure. Petty, lazy and sanction-happy with his new power. Please, please go back to spewing black letter law from Gilberts!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3655
Rating:2.7
Comments:
Obviously a bright guy but has no clue about civil litigation of judging and is totaly clueless in criminal cases. Not qualified to be a federal judge and shows it. Very slow in getting rulings out - dumps his work to quickly
on the Mag Judges - but then he may be samrt enough to realize they are all much better judges than he is or will likely be.