Hon. James K. Singleton See Rating Details
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Average Rating:3.3 - 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. James K. Singleton



Comment #: 33523
I would really like to know why this Judge is even on the bench and deciding cases. This man is 81yo and he is clearly not right in the head. I talked with this Judge the other day and he clearly could not understand what we were talking about in matters of importance to the people we represent. The people that work with him know that he is incapable of being a reasonable jurist and only shrug and nod during his wandering decisions or discussions. That is why his cases are being overturned in the 9th circuit on a regular basis. It is sad that this Judge cannot understand that it is time to go fishing instead of sitting on a bench he no longer understands. Justice should never be delayed because they want to stay on the bench well past there time and capabilities to do so.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 33482
The big issue with this Judge is that he is inept. Very limited at understanding of the law. He opts to ignore presiding case law for his own skewered reality of the law as he sees it leaving defendant's and plaintiff running to the 9th circuit because he is incapable of giving a fair ruling because he is working with the attorney generals office instead of being the arbiter of the truth. Alaska deserves better justice then this.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 7448
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
Unwilling to follow and apply the law if he personally disagrees with it.

Court Staff

Comment #: 2310
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
Judge Singleton is now in Senior Status, so we will be seeing less of him.