Hon. Paul V. Gadola See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
Average Rating:5.8 - 7 rating(s)
Please send me alerts on this judge
E-mail Address:

Add your own rating

E-Mail Address (will not be displayed)
Confirm E-mail Address      
Add a comment only


*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

What others have said about Hon. Paul V. Gadola


Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 12019
He's been off the bench for some time now but he was a great judge. Fair to all litigants and gave everyone a say. Sometimes took a long time on motions but I believe he was fairly considering the issues. Not the most legally gifted judge that has ever sat on the bench, but more than competent for the position. He was very easy on litigators, so much so that it might be said he gave them too much leeway. But in my view that is better than always getting screamed at by a short-tempered judge.


Comment #: 8380
Judge Gadola is not fit to be a judge. He is very intelligent and articulate, as well as a quick-witted judge. However, Judge Gadola has an extremely deleterious, hidden side of himself that overrides his decisions -- often in a subtle, unexpected way that makes him a very dangerous and harmful judge. He is dangerous to both his chosen profession as well as to the citizens he is to serve with fairness and straightforwardness of conduct.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 4115
Conservative but fairminded. Always well prepared.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3942
This judge is very aware of his family ties and never tires of this association.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 3000
This is not sour grapes, but this "judge" twisted and tortured the facts and the law in an "Opinion" that was completely flawed and biased. His grant of an SJ was affirmed by a 2-1 split in the 6th Circuit, only demonstrating how the abusive power of trial judges can, and so often does, go unchecked. His reputatiion was not good to begin with; but, truly, I believe that he is held in higher esteem than warranted.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2331
A biased and small minded judge.