Hon. Nelva Gonzales Ramos See Rating Details
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Average Rating:7.9 - 8 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. Nelva Gonzales Ramos


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23264
Excellent civil trial judge - has background in State Court trials and allows lawyer void dire - jury questions, etc. Rules quickly and fairly. Once ruled, a little stubborn in changing her mind, but not impossible.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22561
I have always seen this Judge rule on behalf of the Insurance Defense industry. I believe that she used to work for the insurance defense industry. I also have seen her throw out merited civil cases by summary judgment, against the insurance industry. I believe these facts can be verified by an examination of her record.


Comment #: 22099
The fact that she is attempting to strike down Texas' voter ID law let's me know she doesn't deserve to be a judge.


Comment #: 22098
Rating:Not Rated
You got to be kidding on ruling getting an ID to vote is Unconstitutional. What about driving, school, cashing a check, and many other requirements to so an ID. YOU are just protection Illegal voting and you know it.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 21680
Rating:Not Rated
One more thing, it sounds like you might be talking about an employment law case. The fact is that the law is very hostile to employment law cases. The vast majority of employment law cases are resolved on summary judgment. This is particularly true in the 5th circuit. This is one of the problems of federal law. There are really horrible precedents out there. This is true in employment law, constitutional law, RICO Law, etc. I would think it would be very frustrating to be a federal district judge trying to both honor precedent and do the right thing.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21678
You sure are going to have to provide more detail than that to convince me you have a legitimate complaint. I have not seen her on the federal bench, but she was as good as they come on the State Bench, and I doubt she has changed.

Even if she made a mistake, there are mistakes and there are mistakes. There are mis-citations and there are mis-citations. There are differences of opinions and there are black and white wrongs. I don't think your comment is due any weight at all.

My biggest fear for her is that the system will corrupt her. The federal law is ugly in many respects, and I think it would be hard to remain good in view of such an ugly environment.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 21499
Thank God Judges Rainey, Costa and Gonzalez Ramos are coming in to treat lawyers and defendants to justice without intimidation.

Judge Ramos is qualified, smart and even-handed. She is a joy to appear in front of, and thank goodness she rules the roost now. There is no love lost between her and the "Red Queen" Judge Jack, who clearly feels intimidated by her. Judge Jack is not half the lawyer, or half as smart.

She is a breath of fresh air in a very harsh and inflexible system.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13465
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Ramos granted summary judgment against my client based on an actual mis-citation of a key holding. I am amazed a federal judge would make that sort of a mistake. Can only conclude that her predisposition is to favor large employers with no real analysis.