Hon. Nathaniel M. Cousins See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
Average Rating:8.5 - 4 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. Nathaniel M. Cousins


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 25091
If you represent the plaintiff in civil litigation, do NOT consent to Judge Cousins. We made that mistake, and found that he reflexively sides with the corporate defendant and/or the biglaw firm, and doesn't invest the time to study the applicable precedent.

He's okay on discovery disputes, but simply splits the baby on every issue, so be sure to anchor high.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 25017
surprised I didn't give all 10s, really. Like this Judge a lot after some hard cases that came before him. Think he'll move up

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23577
Very intelligent and thoughtful. Utterly professional and courteous demeanor, which combined with his delightful clerk makes for a very pleasant place to do business. When you are in trial before him, he will make you work like you've never worked before. Be prepared for him to ultimately place severe restrictions on the number of hours of trial and the number of exhibits he will allow each side. In our case, he did us a favor by forcing us to simplify and focus. I would take him again any time.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 20833
I enjoy appearing before Judge Cousins for a lot of reasons. He's professional, efficient, and in certain circumstances, funny. He is sensitive to client issues and treats everyone with respect which makes me respect him.