Hon. Kathleen M. Williams See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
S.D.Fla.  
Average Rating:6.2 - 6 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)
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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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 24729
Rating:2.2
Comments:
A huge disappointment. Sense is that Judge Williams really does want to do the right thing for the average citizen, but when the government talks --- she listens, and gets in line. Sadly, unless judges are going to stand firm behind the law, despite who they might upset, there is little incentive to represent the little guy. No wonder the little guy is so unrepresented in federal court. It's just going to keep getting worse. RIP, the constitution, the federal code, common law, equity, justice for all.

Other

Comment #: 21703
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Very Nice, bends backwards for both sides of the isle, compared to other Judges in her District she is an angel. She cares for others on and off the bench, however by being such an angel she gives out low sentences.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21402
Rating:2.4
Comments:
I have no idea how she is in criminal cases, so I gave her a 5.0. However, in civil litigation, she appears to be intellectually challenged in several respects. She is unable to follow precedent, and seems to rule instead on emotion. There is nothing objective about her.

Litigant

Comment #: 19091
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Fickle minded, vindictive & mediocre in her grasp of the law. The comment below (#19601)rating Judge KMW at "10" was understandably written by a Criminal Defense Lawyer: Judge KMW still has the mentality of a Public Defender (her previous appointment) which is that of mediocre criminal defense lawyer.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 19061
Rating:10.0
Comments:
An excellent judge who is truly dedicated to serving the objective interests of justice in every case.