Hon. James D. Whittemore See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
M.D.Fla.  
Average Rating:9.2 - 4 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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What others have said about Hon. James D. Whittemore


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19781
Rating:9.8
Comments:
The star of a weak middle district bench. Very good with complicated issues, but surprisingly error prone on easier, clear-cut issues (perhaps lacks focus or is overly deferential to law clerk on smaller stuff). Also, gets a little preachy with throne syndrome at times.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 11663
Rating:7.5
Comments:
Bias favoring the government.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11661
Rating:9.8
Comments:
A fine judge with a good temperament and no visible bias. Takes the time to get it right. Unlike many of his colleagues, still believes in jury trials, as opposed to summary judgment for defendants, in civil rights cases.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1683
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Excellent judge -- one of the best in the district.