Hon. Jose L. Linares See Rating Details
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Average Rating:6.5 - 6 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. Jose L. Linares



Comment #: 32629
[fmr] Chief Judge of USDC-District of NJ is a firm believer & practitioner of FRAUD UPON THE COURT, a total disgrace.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 23435
Judge Jose L.Linares in my opinion is a man of fairness,intelligence, as his professionalism & he is a fair man on the bench at all times. Some judges in federal court don't look at the case as it should be looked at and the constitutional right,civil right of others including moreover families are not in any way unclear & Judge Jose Linares understand that and he apply the law accordingly that enable a neighbor of mine family to win a civil rights suit against gov't agency. Jose L. Linares applied the law and precedent,many case laws existing that support my neighbor & his son suit that was filed for a government worker who hurt parent and child. He allow summary judgement in the pro-se(self file)plaintiff favor to move forward based on the law and precedent,case law that clearly support the father claim and son.He is a wonderful judge and later it was settled 1 month or less after the summary judgement by the state agency was knocked down/not granted.I know my neighbor 21 years. He was badly harm and judge agreed, as his son, so we all thank you, Judge. You're the best.Nee more federal judge
like you sir. God bless you and your family Jose Linares.(Judge) From a happy neighbor,of a man you gave fair long awaited justice to, based on fairness,case law,precedent when a child is harmed/his son and also for his own civil/constitutional rights, a neighbor who think you're the best and so do the man you gave long awaited justice to.


Comment #: 23175
Rating:Not Rated
I felt he treated me fairly, even though I lost my civil case (I should have won, but there was "no precedent" for a ruling in my favor).

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22858
An embarrassment to the bench. If you're not going to take motions seriously, step down from the bench or at least refer them to a magistrate judge who might care. And fix your clerk's many typos before signing the opinion.


Comment #: 9663
I am not a lawyer nor a politician just a plain old loyal US citizen. I cannot figure out how Judge Linares entertained the request by Mr. DeLuca to allow bail to Ron Manzo to attend a Christmas party? Is justices being served? Criminal charges mean nothing to our court system?