Hon. Thomas J. Whelan See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
S.D.Cal.  
Average Rating:8.2 - 6 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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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 11686
Rating:5.0
Comments:
Whelan clearly does not read defense motions and will most likely go with prosecution's recommendations for pre-trial treatment. Has on many attempts ruled contrary to black letter law, most likely because he never read the brief.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5827
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Limited experience, but very impressed. For the most part, he ruled for us on the things that we should have and ruled against us on the arguable points. He was very fair and I have been very impressed thus far.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5394
Rating:8.3
Comments:
Cautious but interested in applying the law in a straightforward manner. Rarely holds hearings on motions.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 5124
Rating:8.4
Comments:
Judge Whelan is a person of intelligence, fairness and good humor. It is a delight to appear before him.