Hon. James Knoll Gardner See Rating Details
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Average Rating:6.2 - 8 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. James Knoll Gardner


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22160
high integrity judge who is not afraid to do the right thing; polite to counsel; room for improvement on ruling more quickly and docket management


Comment #: 21430
This judge took away my alimony payments when I was raising my two young daughters on my own after leaving their father because he was hitting me. He had been doing this to me for years, as well as having many affairs and giving me a venereal disease. Judge Gardner was a very good friend of his parents, as well as Mr. Worth, my ex-husband's attorney. This attorney took away my ability to collect half of my ex-husband's pension. He was screaming at me in court, and saying that I could only get my alimony. I needed the money because I had none.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 13245
A former state court judge and it shows in his numerous irrational filing requirements - and not all of them are published, so beware. Takes too long to decide motions, and when he does finally issue an opinion, it's often wrong.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 12695
Although you will spend extra time in court because it does take time for the Judge to rule from the bench you hear the resemblance of RATIONAL REASONING b4 a decision is made and know that the judge KNOWS WHAT THE FACTS and ISSUES OF THE CASE ARE or aren't. At least you know there's some degree of attentiveness which is rare in a day in age where your typical "judge" doesn't even know the lawful rate of interest on his or her own credit card or care to know or know why its even why important to know. LOL.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9706
honest and careful, but needs to move things along more quickly

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 8982
He likes to hear himself talk. It is difficult to try a criminal case in front of him. He makes you pay for objections by recessing after argument and coming back to read an opinion into the record. It makes trial take much longer.