Hon. Jeff Kaplan See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
N.D.Tex.  
Average Rating:7.0 - 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)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating
Comments



What others have said about Hon. Jeff Kaplan


Comments


Other

Comment #: 9921
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Kaplan is very arrogant and hard to work with. He treats others disrespectfully, especially law enforcement officers. Prosecutors and law enforcement dread the weeks that he is on the bench.

Prosecutor

Comment #: 9215
Rating:8.2
Comments:
Judge Kaplan is a bit temperamental, but he is smart, and generally very fair. My only real concern is that, while he usually makes the right decisions, he can sometimes muddy the waters by writing R&R's such that the losing party gets every benefit of the doubt, regardless of whether it's appropriate or even accurate. While that displays his desire to be fair, it can lead to poor precedent. I would prefer he write R&R's to accurately reflect the evidence, even if the result appears harsh for the losing party.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 3306
Rating:8.5
Comments:
Somewhat dogmatic in his rules, but fair and very hard working.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1777
Rating:8.2
Comments:
I am a huge fan. He needs to work on his judicial temperment (we know he is smart) but everything else is perfect.