Hon. Dale A. Kimball See Rating Details
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Average Rating:6.7 - 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)
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. Dale A. Kimball


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21080
Judge Kimball is unbiased, evenhanded and affable. He allows the lawyers to try their cases without excessive interference. He researches the law, and understands both procedure and evidence.


Comment #: 12076
Excellent judge. Fair minded and legally astute. It is a pleasure to try a case before Judge Kimball.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9085
Judge Kimball is much more sympathetic to the interests of corporations, insurers and employers in civil litigation than I believe is proper or justified by case law or statute. His analysis is superficial, seems to be result driven rather than the result of impartial application of relevant legal principles and I've seen him overturned in a couple of cases I've dealt with. I like Judge Kimball personally and he's a complete gentleman in oral argument. But I have been very disappointed by his unwillingness to be guided by precedential case law and the terms of the statutes at issue in the cases I've had before him. Finally, I have not been impressed by his work ethic. Many rulings, even on relatively simple and straightforward motions, take months and months to issue. I expect a lot more from a judge with his legal background and education.


Comment #: 6687
Very thorough and usually correct but also very slow to deliver judgments -- although once delivered they tend to be detailed and accurate.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5755
Judge Kimball is the worst judge that I have ever seen - not fair, not honest, lazy, and quite possibly corrupt. If you find yourself in front of him, seriously consider how to get out.