Hon. Elizabeth A. Kovachevich See Rating Details
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Average Rating:3.6 - 5 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. Elizabeth A. Kovachevich


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22965
Everything a Federal Judge should be. She is in charge of her Court, and as noted by contrary counsels, some would rather be in state court in a less formal environment. I have never read an Order by Judge K that I thought was legally wrong or mistaken.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20662
Horrid demeanor. Overwhelmed with her own self. Uncaring towards others. Makes snap judgments without understanding facts or law.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 19782
Very lazy, very unintelligent, or both. Her rulings consistently demonstrate an inability or unwillingness to understand the issues before her. She seriously ruled one time that an organization could not be guilty of violating a Florida law because there had not been any Florida appellate decisions about someone else having ever violated that same law before. No exaggeration.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11593
Incredibly slow and totally unavailable to hear or decide motions. She will not even hold scheduling conferences that are requireded by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. She does not even come close to performing her job and her continued presence on the Court is disgraceful. This is not sour grapes . I won the only case I have had before Judge Kovachevich and she ruled in my client's favor in several critical motions.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2322
I have found Judge Kovachevich to be inconsistent. While she can produce a decent order from time to time, her rulings are sometimes not consistent with the law, as I understand it.