Hon. John E. Ott See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
N.D.Ala.  
Average Rating:9.3 - 12 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)
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What others have said about Hon. John E. Ott


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Comment #: 22622
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I first worked with Judge Ott in 1987 when he was an AUSA. His temperament, intelligence and attention to detail has made him an excellent prosecutor and magistrate. His mediation skills are excellent and he is truly unbiased and fair to all parties. I agree with others who have posted here - it's hard to understand why he has not been appointed a district judge. There's no better candidate out there.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 21134
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Judge Ott is an excellent mediator, and even though he is obviously not paid extra for mediating, he has been known to work far into the night to get a case settled if there is any possibility of resolving a case. The courthouse staff nicknamed him "All-Night Ott." He recently got a case settled for us which we had attempted to resolve with another mediator unsuccessfully, and for a fraction of the plaintiff's damages and attorneys' fees. And I concur with the other commenters that he is one of the best judges I have encountered, and really should have a lifetime appointment.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19147
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Unbelievable temperament. Fair to all parties. Will read all filings. Issues well reasoned opinions. One of the best judges (federal or otherwise) I have experienced.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13779
Rating:10.0
Comments:
All around great judge. Needs to be elevated to district judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12891
Rating:9.8
Comments:
I would let Judge Ott try any case I had. I have never seen him be unfair or ill-tempered. It is a shame he has never been appointed to district judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11505
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Great judge, with good judgemnt. Committed to reaching the right result.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 9123
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Judge Ott is a nice guy and he seems caring, which is surprising for a judge and I think makes some people think he is being just the opposite, unfair. In actuality, he seems to want all the litigants to have a fair shot even if that means going out of his way for one party or doing something unusual for another party. He is the best federal judge I have had contact with.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6121
Rating:9.7
Comments:
One of the best judges I have ever come across.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 1174
Rating:8.0
Comments:
judge ott served many years as a ausa. he is intellectual and has significant trial experience which enables him to make practical judgments.