Hon. Rodney Gilstrap See Rating Details
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Average Rating:9.4 - 2 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. Rodney Gilstrap


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22440
He's a much smarter judge than people think in terms of knowing and researching the law. He will have read your briefs and most likely the important cases. He is moderately hostile to summary dispositions, as are almost all Eastern District Judges. He's rather let the jury take care or a bad case. If they don't, he'll look at it on a 50(b) motion. He only get's angry when 1) lawyers ignore orders of the court; 2) lawyers unnecessarily engage in uncooperative and unseemly behavior; and 3) if you lie to the Court. But those are cardinal sins and not forgiven. Period.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21126
Judge Gilstrap is an excellent judge!