Hon. Ronald M. Whyte See Rating Details
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Average Rating:7.3 - 7 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. Ronald M. Whyte


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5711
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
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
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.