Hon. Jan M. Adler See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
S.D.Cal.  
Average Rating:8.8 - 7 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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What others have said about Hon. Jan M. Adler


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21609
Rating:6.7
Comments:
He is a fair, intelligent judge. However, during ENE's he can get somewhat out of hand. During one ENE, he nearly lost it when we refused to accept the defendant's offer. I'm not saying that he's a bad judge, because he's not, but he can get a little too emotional during the ENE.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 13661
Rating:7.5
Comments:
He's a smart guy and affable. However, in two separate settlement conferences with him, he about came unglued when we would not accede to what he felt was a reasonable settlement demand. He was so emotional that I thought to myself, "Wow, this is borderline abuse." I'm a person with pretty thick skin and even I did not like his attitude during settlement. Having said that, both cases settled. He's good at settlement, but you will pay the price getting through it.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12092
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Biggest brain in the Southern District. A very kind person, too, despite being a rabid Duke basketball fan. I agree with the earlier posting: should be elevated. Having been a partner at Milberg Weiss doesn't help and probably means he's as high as he's going to get in third branch.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 11438
Rating:9.6
Comments:
Superb in every respect. Should be elevated.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6403
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Magistrate Adler handled a early neutral evaluation in our case and worked very hard on the matter and was able to get it resolved and even skipped his lunch appointment to help and then he followed up a few weeks later to make sure we got a good settlement agreement documenting it - he really gets it and understands a magistrate's role. He also has a very good attitude and is friendly and personable (for a judge).

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5244
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Although one of the newer judges, is one of the best in the district. Understands complex litigation and leverage points in settlement negotiations. Thorough understanding of discovery rules. Excellent commonsensical approach.