Hon. Michael J. Hluchaniuk See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
E.D.Mich.  
Average Rating:5.9 - 9 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Michael J. Hluchaniuk


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20892
Rating:1.5
Comments:
Magistrate Hluchaniuk is a disgrace to the bench and harmful to disabled litigants. He is completely biased and writes his reports and recommendations based on the word of corporate defendants without regard to actual fact and the ramifications that his blatant disregard of the truth will have on plaintiffs. Even though he is given evidence to the contrary, he will still decide the case in favor of the defendants when the facts simply do not support their position. Magistrate Hluchaniuk places hearsay and biased statements of corporate defense attorneys into his recommendations as if they were sworn testimony, and leaves out the responses of the plaintiffs. He bullies plantiffs, and he purposely writes orders and recommendations in such a way that they can be taken out of context. This magistrate helped these greedy corporate defendants because he could. The harm he has done while sitting on the bench has been tremendous.

Other

Comment #: 19577
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Magistrate reopens his former erroneous Orders and makes changes regardless of the fact he has already written replacement Orders for them and has responses for review at a higher level. He adds verbiage to the reopened Order, but does not send it the parties for review of his newly created comments. If he has your case always bring witnesses to hearings, print out your docket, each Motion, Order and verify every transcript (word for word) as he will not miss a chance to throw the case in the direction that will suit his personal interests best.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19022
Rating:9.9
Comments:
Bright, trial experienced judge who is even handed and makes the prosecution prove its case. Will listen and allow attorneys to fully present their case. Doesn't appreciate attorneys not being prepared.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 13780
Rating:2.7
Comments:
He is a former AUSA and he has an intimate relationship with the US Attorney's office. He is unabashedly pro big business and pro government. Do not expect him to reference the law in his decisions. He appears to be quite advanced in age. Tread very carefully around him and absolutely do not say anything even remotely negative about the government or its actions or risk being sanctioned. If you are shrewd, you will find his bias causes him to make appealable errors. Unfortunately most cannot afford to appeal and that is what he counts on.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12275
Rating:2.5
Comments:
Not very smart; or perhaps it's the people who works for him. His opinions simply don't make any sense, which makes it quite difficult to deal with.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11541
Rating:10.0
Comments:
A real asset to the Eastern District. Highly thought of by trial counsel and a real gentleman with lots of trial experience and provides a fair forum.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9653
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Belives he is a Judge and can make decisions that do not require review! Does not follow FRCP's or the U.S. Constitution. . . . This guy is formally a U.S. Attorney and Prosecuter and I feel sorry for anyone that had to plead a case against him. I am a Pro Se diabled individual with a severe muscle disease. . . Wrote orders to prevent me from protecting my rights. . .

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 8821
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Magistrate Hluchaniuk is a disgrace! He continually wrote orders in an abusive manner ...
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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 8681
Rating:9.2
Comments:
Since his appointment, Magistrate Hluchianuk has demonstrated a temperment and ability worthy of his position.