Hon. J. Paul Oetken See Rating Details
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Average Rating:9.4 - 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. J. Paul Oetken


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22204
Justice is not only an outcome, but a feeling. You litigate in Judge Oetken's courtroom and you feel justice, no matter the outcome. He knows how to control litigants' attorneys, and can send signals without talking. It's a hard job is the impression he left with me, and one that he does very well.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 21072
An excellent new judge: very well prepared, very fair and very courteous.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19117
Judfe Oetken is the best new Federal Judge in the SDNY. He cares about getting things right. He runs a relaxed courtroom and possesses a great judicial temperament.