Hon. Beverly Reid O Connell See Rating Details
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Average Rating:5.3 - 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. Beverly Reid O Connell


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 23069
In criminal cases: mercurial. She is smart, prepared, and experienced. In terms of temperament, she sometimes is pleasant and even-handed. Other times, however, she flies into a rage, rather unexpectedly. When this happens, she is beyond reason. She takes (incorrect) positions and then digs in her heels. Instead of discussing the merits of the arguments, she personally attacks the attorneys (and unfairly so). I have actually come to the aid of my opponent in such circumstances. She is prone to harsh lecturing in which she invokes her status as an Article III judge and her apparent perfect record/judgment/performance/ethical approach as a prosecutor. She does this both to government and defense attorneys.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22432
Rating:Not Rated
This is a very hard working and conscientious judge. I am very impressed, especially since the matter we had was a civil matter, and I understand that she started out as a federal prosecutor