Hon. Margaret A. Nagle See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
C.D.Cal.  
Average Rating:6.5 - 16 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)
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Comments



What others have said about Hon. Margaret A. Nagle


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21141
Rating:9.0
Comments:
She is extremely personable and funny with counsel during phone conferences. She understood that counsel could really figure a simple case out themselves, so she basically stayed out of the way. The case was settled and we saved lots of money for the client. A pleasure to work with.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19444
Rating:10.0
Comments:
The BEST judge in the Central District hands down. Your case will get settled. She makes both sides, especially hard nosed government attorneys have Come To Jesus moments. If you represent Plaintiffs, whether your case settles or not, your clients will come away feeling like they have been heard when they leave her courtroom and sometimes, hey most times, that is what our clients really want in the end. Hint, her courtroom promotes an atmosphere where if the matter does not settle as well as clients originally wanted, still they will leave satisfied. She should be a district judge, teaching the bad district judges in the Central District --- we all know who they are --- a thing or too about justice.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 18660
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Magistrate Judge Nagle is a judicial bully. She is lazy, lackadaisical, slothful, and slow-moving. Does not like her job.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 18590
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Nagle was simply... amazing. Even with a cold and feeling sick, she brought two sides together, that for almost 2 years were miles apart. Judge Nagle has literally saved a project and years of hard work (on both side of the matter), that would have gone south otherwise. Hon. Margaret A. Nagle is excellent in every since of the word.

Sincerely, Jazan Wild

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 18346
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This large, lazy benchwarmer likes tasks that do not have to do with reading and writing and enjoys tasks that involving talking. Her spounse, First Amendment guru Rex Heinke is the breadwinner, and she needs to have someplace to go during the day. She procrastinates, temporizes, and never will cut to the chase on her main task, handling discovery disputes. Because of her attitudes and sloth, she is not a very good jurist.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12527
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Clearly did not want to hear merits of discovery dispute, only wanted to process litigants through courtroom.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 11486
Rating:9.8
Comments:
A hard working and very effective settlement officer. The best settlement judge in the Central District.

Litigant

Comment #: 6626
Rating:10.0
Comments:
The Honorable Magistrate Judge Margaret A. Nagle's wisdom was the candlelight in our litigation darkness. We deeply appreciate her tireless efforts in helping to reach an unlikely settlement.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6532
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Judge Nagle worked hard during an eleven-hour negotiating session to bring very combative parties and lawyers to a point where a settlement and compromise could be reached.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6301
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Magistrate Nagle is excellent, particularly for conducting settlement conferences. She is very hard working, makes sure she knows the relevant areas of law very well before conducting a settlement conference and she is very, very bright. One of the best magistrates.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 5890
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Avoid her at settlement conferences at all costs. Her method of settlement? Simply bullying. She will bring you back (and your client) until you can't take it anymore!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5857
Rating:9.4
Comments:
The Honorable Magistrate Judge Margaret A. Nagle is the most effective and attentive Settlement Judge in the Central District of Los Angeles, and a model of excellence for all other Magistrate Judges.

Other

Comment #: 5682
Rating:10.0
Comments:
One of the most diligent and fair judges. She goes through a settlement conference almost non-stop, starting at 10 am and finishing at 6-7 pm or later (taking only a 10-15 min break for lunch)! She is efficient because she is fair – she easily sees the strengths and weaknesses of both sides.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 5657
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Nagle has a bias in favor of large law firms and their lawyers and is concerned that her decisions will affect adversely her strong liberal credentials.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 4960
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This is her day job. She is lazy and uninterested in the law. She has a strong liberal bias that clouds her judgment and inappropriately influences her decisionmaking.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2502
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Finest settlement Judge in the Central District of California.