Hon. Alex Kozinski (Chief Judge) See Rating Details
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How familiar are you with the work of this judge?:   (1=Not at all familiar,10=Extremely familiar)
Participates in Oral Argument:   (1=Rarely,10=Always)
Quality of Questions During Oral Argument:   (1=Poor,10=Extremely insightful)
Attitude during oral argument:   (1=Consistently inappropriate,10=Consistently respectful)
Scholarship as reflected in Opinions:   (1=Poor,10=Outstanding)
General Inclination in Criminal Appeals:   (1=Strongly Pro­Government,10=Strongly Pro­Defense)
General Inclination in Civil Rights Appeals:   (1=Strongly Pro-Defendant,10=Strongly Pro­Plaintiff)
General Inclination in Labor Law Appeals:   (1=Strongly Pro­Employee,10=Strongly Pro­Employer)
General Inclination in Immigration Appeals:   (1=Strongly Pro­Immigrant,10=Strongly Pro­Government)
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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22011
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Appeared before him at least 8 times. Generally well-prepared, but seemingly has his mind made up by oral argument. Often gruff with counsel, especially when you don't have a direct answer to a direct question. Although no-nonsense, has a sense of humor and has responded (at least with me) to a more casual approach. Know your key case names and record citations. Although knowing what they are, he has asked me for either a case or record cite just to test me. If the issue is interesting, has let oral argument go substantially longer than scheduled. Doesn't mind if you disagree with him, as long as you can cogently explain it, and seems willing to listen as long as you are sincere and not just "impassioned." No BS welcomed.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 21534
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
He is inquisitive, knowledgeable, extremely intelligent, street smart, and perhaps the best federal judge in the United States.