Hon. Laurie J. Michelson See Rating Details
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Average Rating:9.6 - 3 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. Laurie J. Michelson


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 25749
Judge Michelson is smart, sharp, extremely professional in her demeanor both on and off the bench. She is generally a "hot bench" in oral argument, and is always well prepared. Her opinions are well researched and thought out; and I have discerned no bias in the manner in which she handles cases.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 24146
Judge Michelson's greatest quality is her total preparedness at all motion hearings. She is a very "hot bench," and her questions address the key points in dispute at great depth. She gives counsel ample time to argue their case, and appears to be open to persuasive arguments at hearings. I think she generally reaches the correct result; but on occasion her reasoning in her opinions may not always be bullet proof.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23367
Rating:Not Rated
She is a thoughtful judge, who wants to reach the correct decision and will do the research and work required to do so. In civil litigation, she will allow the attorneys to make their case. She is an active bench in motion practice and will probe for weaknesses in your arguments. Very engaging personality. Respectful to the attorneys and litigants.