Hon. Patricia Minaldi See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
W.D.La.  
Average Rating:9.5 - 5 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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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20700
Rating:9.3
Comments:
May be the best judge I've ever appeared before. Fair, unfailingly courteous, polite and accommodating to attorneys on both sides. Makes everyone feel comfortable. Smart and competent. Sees the core issues, sorts through the chaff to the relevant evidence, gets it right, and rules courageously. Not afraid of making tough decisions when it's the right thing to do. Unquestioned integrity. Tough sentences for serious evildoers, civil or criminal, especially if they're arrogant, but as as a former prosecutor with high standards, she holds prosecutors to high standards of proof of their cases -- no sloppy work allowed. Sympathetic to those who are truly victims, whether in civil or criminal cases. You can be sure of getting a fair shake with her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12581
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Excellent judge in every way.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9499
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Great judge with unusual insight

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 9016
Rating:9.4
Comments:
Judge Minaldi has been a remarkable judge from the criminal defense standpoint. She was a terrific litigator as a prosecutor and many in the "Federal Family" took for granted that they had one of their own. Her reaction to sloppy or ill prepared prosecutors has thrown many in law enforcement for a loop - she never came to court winging it and doesn't tolerate such behavior from others, regardless of their side of the fence. She has a tremendous courtroom presence and has been extremely fair in sentencing, despite her law enforcement background.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5794
Rating:9.4
Comments:
Very smart, competent, thoughtful, knowledgeable, fair judge.