Hon. Carl J. Barbier See Rating Details
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Average Rating:8.8 - 9 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. Carl J. Barbier



Comment #: 21452
Please put a deadline back on BP, dealing with the medical lawsuits from the people who opted out and then filed lawsuits against them. Give them a deadline to settle; quit putting it off and giving BP time to keep their money and make us look like we are dumb.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20988
Judge Barbier cares about reaching a fair and practical result. His deep experience as a plaintiff's lawyer might incline him to be biased in that direction, but he is fair-minded and reasonable. He's also courteous and understanding of the travails that lawyers have to endure.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20202
Outstanding judge. First class in all respects. Intelligent. Hardworking. Practical. Accomodating in terms of scheduling. Even-handed and fair. What all judges should be.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 10036
Judge Barbier is very plaintiff-oriented and considered by the bar to be a liberal judge. In recent years, he has tended toward bullying of both lawyers and their clients in order to obtain the results he wants, which is usually a large settlement in favor of a plaintiff. Although he is intelligent, his opinions and rulings are results-oriented, and do not always follow the law. He is a master of manipulation. Many in the defense bar believe they cannot get a "fair shake" in his courtroom.


Comment #: 6552
Judge Barbier should be sanctioned for having concealed that he was the President of the New Orleans Trial Lawyers Bar Association, presiding on pro se litigant Thomas Delor.


Comment #: 5407
Judge Barbier is not fit to preside over litigation by a pro se litigant as he is the President of the New Orleans Trial Lawyers Association.