Hon. Ronald M. Whyte See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
N.D.Cal.  
Average Rating:6.5 - 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%)
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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22138
Rating:1.0
Comments:
A disaster. He is smart but so pro-government getting him in a criminal case is a disaster. And god forbid you get him reversed in the Circuit. You will learn your lesson in your next appearance. Short tempered, completely inflexible about scheduling no matter what the reason. Just a nasty man.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5711
Rating:7.2
Comments:
Judge Whyte gets an early "smell" for the case, and you'd better hope that it's a favorable odor for yours. Takes that early impression and runs with it; if you're on the wrong side, you've got little chance. Typically fair with lawyers but can occasionally get testy. Works hard and turns out opinions quickly, but they are often ill-reasoned because of his "smell test."

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5509
Rating:4.0
Comments:
Judge Whyte is willing to come up with off-the-wall interpretations of consumer protection statutes that he doesn't believe in.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3917
Rating:6.4
Comments:
If you have a section 1983 case and represent the plaintiff, you would be wise to stipulate to a magistrate judge to hear your case.