Hon. Michael W. Mosman See Rating Details
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Average Rating:8.3 - 7 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. Michael W. Mosman


Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 18861
When he was appointed, I was nervous, given his political predisposition. I was wrong. He's a great judge. Comes phenomenally prepared. Even tempered. Sharp as a whip. I love that he says at the start "here are the questions I'd like addressed," and we can trim our arguments and get right to what the decision-maker expects. Haven't always won in front of him, but respect him at all times.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11671
He is a Judge with an anti Plaintiff agenda. Clearly pro corporate bias.If you represent a corporation or insurance company being sued by an injured Plaintiff it is your lucky day. If you have an injured Plaintiff, you have no real chance

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 8418
He comes in with just the right mix of formality and humor. He is always stunningly prepared. He tells you what issues he needs to hear discussed. He does listen to and is affected by good oral argument. I was concerned with his appointment, but he's made me a fan. And contrary to comment #4818, he ruled for the gay community in Lemmons v. Bradbury, so it may just be that lawyer.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 7877
Wow - Judge Mosman is about as critical of lawyers as a judge is willing to admit. When asked to pick a luncheon topic, he chose to give a lecture to the bar on everything lawyers are doing wrong. He is generally defense-oriented and is a strict constructionist with regard to the rules. He is otherwise smart and decisive and fair with regard to timing and prejudice issues.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 7739
Smart, fair, decisive, prepared, pleasant and respectful courtroom demeanor, good writing skills. A very good judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4839
Good at patent litigation.


Comment #: 4818
He is prejudiced against gays. A gay litigant or lawyer has a difficult time in his courtroom.