Hon. R. Brooke Jackson See Rating Details
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Average Rating:3.9 - 4 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. R. Brooke Jackson


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 33002
Jackson has a reputation as the worst judge in the district and it's earned. He decides cases before even the scheduling conference occurs (and he'll usually let you know whose side he's on at the scheduling conference). And worse, he's arrogant without the skill to back it up.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 29547
Judge Jackson often makes up his mind long before ANY discovery has taken place based on God only knows what criteria, makes many largely unsupported conclusory statements that are prejudicial to one side, even interrupting counsel he disagrees with to prevent counsel from completing a thought/argument, and generally acts curmudgeonly in his court. He probably should have retired long ago, and his personal conduct in the courtroom is, in my opinion, prejudicial to the administration of justice, but he does not seem to care, of course.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20694
I have tried cases and had matters before many judges across the country, and Judge Jackson is far and away the worst. He makes his mind up at the very outset of litigation, is exceedingly pro-plaintiff and activist, and then decides matters in accordance with his own opinion, regardless of the law. He is unwilling to acknowledge mistakes, and is as arrogant as any judge I have practiced before. He is also incapable of handling sophisticated matters. Watch out for this judge if you are a defendant.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 19439
might be the best judge in the country. A nice breath of fresh air for individual Plaintiffs, having dealt with the pro-corporate agenda of Krieger, Blackburn, and Daniels for the last several years. Jackson actually believes the 7th amendment means something, and will almost always make the parties try the case, you know, how it is in the constitution. Finally, a judge who doesn't grant every corporate Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment.