Hon. Zita L. Weinshienk See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
D.Colo.  
Average Rating:4.7 - 11 rating(s)
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Ratings

*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. Zita L. Weinshienk


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Court Staff

Comment #: 18567
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
The biases are formed from legitimate exposures, being brilliant also applies to your occupation and when dealing with extremely delicate cases she is dictative, smug, and distracted.

Other

Comment #: 13299
Rating:10.0
Comments:
A brilliant, very competent and very fair judge. The biases of some of her critics are painfully apparent.

Other

Comment #: 11523
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
she doesn't seem to know the us constitution is the supreme law of the land

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 8929
Rating:3.8
Comments:
She seems incapable of realizing her own biases and doesn't think she has any, but she is one of the most liberal Colorado Federal judges. Her and Judge Kane. Follows her feeling more than the law, perhaps because she doesn't have a good grasp of the law. Well meaning but ineffectual.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 7730
Rating:5.2
Comments:
A decided government or defendant bias and an inclination against plaintiffs coupled with an inability or unwillingness to grasp complex issues.

Other

Comment #: 4527
Rating:2.0
Comments:
I think this Judge is suffering from early on-set Alzhiemer's. SHe seems to have no grasp of the law and doesn't seem to have any clue as to what is going on in the cases before her. I was an expert medical witness and saw some rather odd behaivior from her.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 4294
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Weinshienk is a nice lady, whom you'd love to have as an aunt or neighbor. She is not, however, a good judge. She rules based upon her feelings rather than the law, and prefers not ever to have to make a decision. When she used to handle criminal cases she was almost invariably pro-defense, sometimes to extremes. And when faced with unusual or complex civil matters, she can be slow to comprehend.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4174
Rating:9.3
Comments:
She tries to be fair and seems to have good research. She dismissed a claim, so we weren't happy with that and considered it error, but overall, she made cogent rulings and treated the parties with respect.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4170
Rating:2.7
Comments:
She does not seem to be mentally capable to continue on the bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1879
Rating:4.3
Comments:
The least scholarly of the local judges. She frequently got things wrong and seemed afloat. Though very congenial in court, it would have been great if she was an active student of the law. Of the three senior judges, she falls in the middle in terms of industriousness, with one, Kane, sometimes as busy as the actives, and the other, Sparr, doing almost nothing at all. As one of the few females evern locally appointed, it would have been great if she tried harder to shine.