Hon. Karen Gren Scholer See Rating Details
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Average Rating:4.4 - 3 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. Karen Gren Scholer


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 32466
Feels entitled due to the robe and it shows! Completely and utterly taken with the power of the office. Seems more interested in her personal schedule than actually performing the job. Seems to have forgotten that the judgeship is an honor, not a nuisance. Hideously invariable or hearing that she may actually be wrong in something. Ego is larger than her courtroom.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 29698
I can't say enough how much I like and admire Judge Scholer. She was thrown into a position where judges were sending her the oldest, most complex cases from the get-go and she met with every single one of them her first month in tenure. She favors in-court discussions and is involved in the settlement process along the way, attempting to steer an honest and even resolution. She is even-handed and fair and I hope to be in front of her again someday.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 25305
As a thirty-year federal litigator, I have to say that watching this newly appointed judge navigate the complexities of federal jurisprudence is like watching a chimpanzee try to steer an ocean liner through a crowded port. And unfortunately, she seems to enjoy running into things. You can practically hear shrieks of simian delight as she ignores fifty years of federal precedent and sends your case into the abyss. I predict oceans of reversals in the next several years.