Hon. Louis Guirola, Jr. See Rating Details
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Average Rating:6.6 - 4 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. Louis Guirola, Jr.


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 24290
Lou is a dimmer bulb and a little too close to local interests, including attorneys who practice before him. If someone told me a Federal judge in MS was just busted for accepting and doing favors (or even taking bribes) but didn't know which one, my instant thought would be Guirola. That is not to say that he is bent, only that if he were, I would not be shocked to hear it.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3667
Not the brightest bulb. He denied a motion to file an amicus brief on a motion to dismiss an indictment because he couldn't find any support for it in the rules or caselaw. I mean, there's no support for amicus briefs in district court at all, so I don't know what that has to do with anything. Anyway, he struck me as overly cautious and kind of short-sighted.