Hon. Margaret M. Morrow See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
C.D.Cal.  
Average Rating:9.0 - 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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What others have said about Hon. Margaret M. Morrow


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19195
Rating:10.0
Comments:
A great judge. She is intelligent, fair, and knowledgeable and has great judicial temperament. I wish all judges were half as good as Judge Morrow.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 18894
Rating:6.7
Comments:
She's decent, but not as great as everybody is making her out to be.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 18465
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Morrow is one of the most intelligent, prepared, fair and knowledgeable judges I have had the pleasure of appearing before. She has excellent judicial temperament, has detailed, well-reasoned tentative rulings and is willing to reconsider decisions and change tentative rulings where warranted.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9221
Rating:9.3
Comments:
I agree with other reviewers here, MMM is perhaps the best judges I have had a case before in terms of efficiency, fairness, speed, intelligence, staff quality.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6014
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Judge Morrow earned my undying respect in a complex CERCLA case several years ago, in which she granted SJ for defendants. She issued a 120-page tentative ruling, with over 250 footnotes, and her command of the enormously detailed factual and procedural history was better than most of the attorneys involved with the case. With all that, she allowed the parties to extensively argue the matter, and though she didn't come off her tentative, modified the final ruling to incorporate a number of points raised at the hearing. Incredibly thorough, fair, and even-handed throughout the case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4682
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Judge Morrow is very intelligent, practical, well prepared, courteous, and willing to discuss issues with counsel. One of my favorite judges. Even when I lose, I feel I received fair consideration.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 4479
Rating:7.8
Comments:
While Judge Morrow is often slow with paperwork (eg., signing pending orders)--which could be attributed to her courtroom clerk--she is alaways prepared, pleasant, smart, willing to listen to argument, and will engage in debate readily.