Hon. William M. Acker, Jr. See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
N.D.Ala.  
Average Rating:8.3 - 7 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%)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating
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Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 21135
Rating:9.7
Comments:
Judge Acker is, overall, an excellent judge who reads and understands the law. He is truly a legal scholar; I think he would be a great Supreme Court justice. He is also fair to all parties. The only reason that I gave him a 9 rather than a 10 on industriousness is that he is getting on in years and has not been in the best health lately (or so I hear, though it hasn't impacted him on the cases I have with him).

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 8357
Rating:7.0
Comments:
Gets reversed a lot. Maverick judge who is rather unpredictable at times.

Court Staff

Comment #: 2110
Rating:8.2
Comments:
Grumpy, but funny and very fair. He is inclined to tell stories from the bench, but very well liked by the bar and court staff.

Prosecutor

Comment #: 1624
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Could be impatient at times, but knowledgeable and fair when convinced the government is right.