Hon. Philip M. Frazier See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
S.D.Ill.  
Average Rating:6.4 - 9 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
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What others have said about Hon. Philip M. Frazier


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12454
Rating:7.8
Comments:
Great majistrate judge. Masterful in settlement conferences.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12118
Rating:9.7
Comments:
Judge Frazier may be one of the most skilled mediators in the country, which makes him an excellent Magistrate Judge. He has an uncanny ability to get down to the core issues of any case. Losing attorneys may not like his style because he can be harsh and gets annoyed by attorneys who overargue their case. Understands the business side of lawyering very well. I cannot say I agree with the posts that say he is pro-plaintiff. He is not interested in favoring one side over the other. His mission is to resolve cases, which is what ultimately makes him a great Judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6722
Rating:1.8
Comments:
Unabashedly obvious in his bias toward individual plaintiffs and against corporate or insured defendants. Has developed his own, unique rules of procedure and discovery. If you're a plaintiff, you can't dream up a motion silly enough that he won't grant it. If you're a defendant, forget it.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6248
Rating:3.3
Comments:
In our opinion, this judge is heavy-handed, biased and willfully ignorant of the rules.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4599
Rating:2.8
Comments:
Lacks basic understanding of federal rules & authority. Makes decisions based on emotion rather than law. Overall a poor judge.