Hon. Marcia Morales Howard See Rating Details
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Average Rating:5.5 - 8 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. Marcia Morales Howard


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 25189
Incredibly decent and fair judge. Patient, hardworking, genuinely caring about the defendants and their futures. Very evenhanded between the defense and government. She read every single page of our pre-sentencing submissions and knew the material perfectly. The Middle District of Florida is lucky to have this judge; I only wish we had a few judges like her in the SDNY.


Comment #: 23950
Very smart Judge she knew my case more than the prosecutiion.


Comment #: 18125
This Judge is very un-professional with extreme outbursts in court. It appears that she feels that she is better than everyone else. Very Narcissistic… She really acts like she can do anything and say anything that she wants without regard for anyone else, any law, or any consequence. Too much Power has gone to her head. God help her….


Comment #: 12183
A jurist of equity and true professionalism. Judge Howard shows herself worthy of her position, weighing and questioning both defense and prosecution, deliberative in her assessments of the cases before her.
A credit to the institution of the judiciary, and an even handed demeanor in her sentencing. Most impressed!

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 7727
I agree entirely with the poster who stated that Judge Howard is an incredibly biased judge who allows her extreme politics to interfere with her ability to be impartial. She is so corrupt that one wonders how she can live with herself. It's astounding that, despite the fact that she is both a woman and a minority, she throws her own under the bus in order to try to gain entry into the good ol' boys club. The self-loathing that she harbors must be eating her up inside.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5470
Excellent judge. Very smart and works very hard.


Comment #: 5296
Judge Howard is an extremely right-wing Republican. She does not believe in the United States Constitution, or civil rights. She harbors a deep hatred for disabled veterans, pro se litigants, and women who make EEOC complaints. What is most appalling is that she allows her political views to control her decisions. She is neither fair nor impartial. If you are a fellow Republican she believes that you are above the law and will misuse her authority as a federal judge to cover up your crimes. She can be described most accurately as a highly political Republican judge.