Hon. James van Meerveld See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
Average Rating:2.5 - 5 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)
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What others have said about Hon. James van Meerveld


Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 32812
Lack of experience and knowledge. Poor judicial temperament due to her insecurity. Lashes out to disguise her incompetency. A poor selection by the court.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 31501
Poor attitude. Maskeds lack of knowledge and experience with condescending arrogance. A very poor selection.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 30001
As an insurance defense lawyer I was shocked at how she treated plaintiff’s counsel in a settlement conference. She showed us certain things that led me to believe she was helping us to the detriment of the plaintiff. I worry about when it will be my client’s turn to be victimized by her biased actions. She was a mistake to be appointed to this job.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 29987
Lack of experience masked by arrogance. The worst magazine started judge ever in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 29983
She is clearly biased and unskilled in personal injury litigation. She fails to recognize conflicts of interest. This stems
From a lack of real world experience and a bias toward corporate America. I believe she is insomnia and arrogant believing she knows more than she does. She steps over the line on talking to clients advocating on behalf of defendant.