Hon. Stephan P. Mickle See Rating Details
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Average Rating:5.4 - 4 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. Stephan P. Mickle


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2434
A fair, impartial, capable judge.

On the negative side, he allows no voir dire by attorneys and does little himself, he will stick stubbornly by a trial ruling after it is shown wrong, and he goes overboard with his focus on making the trains run on time. Also, his motion rulings come a bit slower than one might wish.

On the positive side, he will not enter an improper summary judgment to save himself a trial. He is calm and patient. He seriously struggles to get the law right even if he does not like the result. He takes his oath seriously. He will set a trial for a date certain when warranted.

With Mickle, your work actually pays off. For many judges the outcome is pre-ordained. For him, it really is a matter of what the facts and the law are.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2428
The premier judge on the Northern District Bench

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1540
Vain, conceited little man. Judicial bully.