Hon. James K. Singleton See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
D.Alaska  
Average Rating:4.5 - 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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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 7448
Rating:8.7
Comments:
Judge Singleton is best characterized as a Libertarian. His many years as an appellate court judge in the Alaska State System flavor his rulings strongly. Be prepared to debate Cicero, the Magna Carta and the meaning of life before he imposes sentence.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6506
Rating:1.4
Comments:
Unwilling to follow and apply the law if he personally disagrees with it.

Court Staff

Comment #: 2310
Rating:3.5
Comments:
Likes to hear himself speak, and indulges himself. Rambling philosphizing, not learned in the law, although he thinks he is. Years on the bench have made him think he actually belonged there in the first place. Unwilling to follow precedent.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1661
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Singleton is now in Senior Status, so we will be seeing less of him.