Hon. William V. Gallo See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
S.D.Cal.  
Average Rating:8.2 - 4 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. William V. Gallo


Comments


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 13662
Rating:8.2
Comments:
His temperament is something that many judges are lacking. It's always a pleasant experience to have a case with Judge Gallo. He treats you like a normal person, not like you are a hated lawyer. You can't go wrong having him as a judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12797
Rating:9.4
Comments:
This judge is very industrious and listens thoroughly to all parties. In coordinating an MSC between multiple lawyers, he was willing to begin the conference at 6am to accomodate everyone's schedule and skipped lunch to help reach settlement.

He is extremely punctual, probably due to his military background. He and/or his clerks seem to be in chambers from 6:30am till at least 5:30pm most days.

He is also strict about discovery and discovery deadlines. He is disinclined to bifurcate discovery timelines. He explains processes (E&Es and MSCs) to clients at length which can be duplicative if you've already told them the purpose and expectations.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12027
Rating:10.0
Comments:
This judge is by far one of the smartest and most committed judges. We had a settlement conference - it was clear he was willing to do anything he could to facilitate our settlement. He was willing to stay very late into the evening to settle the case and also offered to meet us at 6 a.m. the next morning, if it would help. His discovery rulings are thorough, well reasoned and fair too. He has a very good grasp on civil discovery.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11926
Rating:5.2
Comments:
This judge is very cordial and earnest, but completely lost in civil matters. He does not understand the basics of civil discovery. In addition, his career clerk is also hopeless on these matters, which compounds the problem.