Hon. Sally Shushan See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
E.D.La.  
Average Rating:8.4 - 12 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)
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Comments



What others have said about Hon. Sally Shushan


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11875
Rating:10.0
Comments:
she does an outstanding job and always treats lawyers and their clients with respect.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11835
Rating:10.0
Comments:
The comments about being defense oriented are, in my opinion, wrong. She works with my clients to help them bring reality to bear and to realistically evaluate their cases. As an attorney with mainly a plaintiff's practice I really like her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11529
Rating:3.8
Comments:
Most biased magistrate judge in favor of defendants. If insurance is in your name, you win. Rude to plaintiffs and their counsel. No sense of impartiality or fairness to plaintiffs. Worst settlement magistrate ever experienced.

Other

Comment #: 11474
Rating:10.0
Comments:
She is one of the greatest judges that I have met. Like Judge Judy but more cute. She can make a decision for me anytime!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9996
Rating:4.2
Comments:
Horrendous for plaintiffs. Very biased in favor insurance companies to the point of absurdity. Extremely condescending.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 9958
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Shushan is the poster child of how a Judge is supposed to perform her job. She is terrific.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 7644
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Outstanding in all ways and very lawyer friendly. She is as good as we can ask for in a Magistrate Judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5788
Rating:7.5
Comments:
Pleasant and hard working. Apparently attempts to be fair, but compared with other magistrates in the Eastern District it is my opinion that she favors corporate defendants, particularly in discovery and admissibility of evidence issues, where in her role as magistrate she is accorded much discretion. I have recently experienced what I regard as an attempt to force an impecunious plaintiff to settle cheap by issuing an adverse, and questionable, evidentiary decision just prior to the settlement conference.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5471
Rating:10.0
Comments:
She has worked on several of my cases and I have been pleased with her prompt resolution of motions and her persistence in pursuing settlement.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5291
Rating:9.7
Comments:
She is bright, hardworking and good-natured. She works hard to get motions disposed of quickly and sensibly. On settlement conferences and follow-ups, she works hard to resolve the case well before final pre-trial work is done. Overall, a really efficient and fair-minded person.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5225
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Low in her personal injury recommendations. She required my client to travel over 150 miles to be seen by the insurance company's doctor for a so-called "independent" medical examination. But she is pleasant and tries to do the right thing.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4930
Rating:8.8
Comments:
Hard working and smart. Extremely practical. Will be hard on lawyers when the situation calls for it. Will not shy away from hard decisions.