Hon. Diana Song Quiroga See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
S.D.Tex.  
Average Rating:9.6 - 3 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Diana Song Quiroga


Comments


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22869
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Former federal prosecutor. Her government background doesn't show through too much except for in detention/bail orders. She routinely sets higher bails than other magistrates in Laredo. Also really long plea colloquy. I know she has to cover everything, but sometimes it makes clients doubt why they were pleading in the first place. Also, she asks every defendant whether they're married, have children and what they did for a living. Not sure why any of that matters, but you should prepare your clients to answer those personal questions. Otherwise, pretty good judge and a very nice person. She's definitely smart -- the only problem is sometimes she's maybe too smart and can over-complicate things.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22707
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Great judge. My client asked for several continuances to research potential immigration consequences before pleading guilty, and she was very understanding. I was surprised -- knowing she was a former federal prosecutor -- how much kindness and respect she shows to criminal defendants. She is tough, and I've seen her sentence towards the higher end of the spectrum, but she treats the defendants like people and is generally interested in their lives and in seeing whether they can be rehabilitated. You really couldn't ask for a better judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22706
Rating:9.7
Comments:
One of the smartest judges on the bench. Always prepared and helps guide civil litigation to the cheapest and fairest resolution. Very hard worker. Civil motions never sit on her docket more than a week, and she often-times rules on motions within 48 hours. Model of what judges should be.