Hon. L. Scott Coogler See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
N.D.Ala.  
Average Rating:7.6 - 7 rating(s)
Please send me alerts on this judge
E-mail Address:




Add your own rating

E-Mail Address (will not be displayed)
   
Confirm E-mail Address      
Zip
Occupation
Add a comment only

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%)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating
Comments



What others have said about Hon. L. Scott Coogler


Comments


Other

Comment #: 18284
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The authority "state, government, most likely large business" will always win. He cannot help but to side with them, its noticeable in his opinions how he intentionally rules for them. An individual is fighting a losing battle for justice in his courtroom. He is awful; get another judge find a way, and get started working up an appeal. He cannot help but to protect these employers, it is his weakness in civil cases from meeting him and having a case or two with Coogler. If your a criminal case bring a rope with you you will be hanged at the severest, weather that is deserved or not is with the one above but in his courtroom it appears the harshest is the only menu. Many others and my civil case ended the same dismissed with prejudice. That means we all lost, multiple times. Spend your spare time ahead of time starting the appeal maybe on appeal but in his courtroom the only response is no. That to is the weakness of the republican in him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12892
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Fantastic trial judge. You only need to try a case in front of a bad judge to realize how lucky the Northern District of Alabama is to have him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11524
Rating:8.2
Comments:
Smart-knows evidence. Gets straight to the issues. No nonsense kind of judge who moves his docket.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 11506
Rating:8.8
Comments:
Judge Coogler probably is the best current judge in the N.D. Ala. He goes out of his way to be fair and to treat lawyers well and does not display bias for or against plaintiffs or defendants.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 10529
Rating:3.4
Comments:
He is harsh and not fair at all

Other

Comment #: 10528
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have seen him at his worst. He is too harsh on first time non violent offenders.He doesn''t take the time to weigh all the evidence before he makes a ruling.

Other

Comment #: 4156
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I have seen Judge Coogler in action many times. He is polite, efficient, and fair. He seems to be a kind man by nature, but can be stern when the occasion arises: I have seen him give the harshest possible guideline sentence to a repeat-offender drug dealer, stating his reasoning very passionately. The sort of judge you don't mind seeing with a "lifetime appointment".