Hon. James L. Cott See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
Average Rating:9.6 - 5 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)
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What others have said about Hon. James L. Cott


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23976
Rating:Not Rated
Recently appeared before him for a discovery conference. Was well prepared and honed in on the important issues and considerations. Thereafter, had a settlement conference with him, and he was excellent, making my client feel at ease with the process. Was fair to both sides and somewhat effective.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23368
Superb judge. Focuses everyone on the precise issue at hand rather than collateral matters that raise emotions.
Unbiased. Does not take sides. Remains neutral

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21956
I was fortunate to have a personal injury matter set before Judge Cott for a settlement conference. And what a terrific experience. He was focused, worked really hard, and got the matter resolved despite divergent beliefs between the parties on liability and value.

Having clerked for a great federal judge, it was nice to see a magistrate that treated all parties with total respect and class.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19465
Very nice guy and excellent settlement skills.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19399
Willing to work hard and spend the needed time on settlement conferences, unlike some magistrates.