Hon. Malcolm J. Howard See Rating Details
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Average Rating:9.8 - 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. Malcolm J. Howard


Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 21277
This judge is attentive, well-prepared, and keeps lawyers on their toes! My client felt that he was treated fairly and, regardless of the verdict, that he had received a full opportunity to be heard. Judge Howard is a tremendous asset to the federal judiciary!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 6998
Truly one of the great judges. No nonsense, yet allows a full hearing. My client was awed; he left the courtroom commenting to me that, no matter what the ruling, he felt he had received a full and fair hearing. My advice is to be prepared as Judge Howard will certainly be!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5033
Judge Howard is what all judges should be: fair and good-natured. He has plenty of common sense, and he is willing to let you try your case. While he expects preparation, he also helps young practioners find their footing during trials. Juries and clients love him. He also has a good "sixth sense" about the right legal answer, as well as an uncanny ability to get to the true center of what others would characterize as an unduly complex legal dispute.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 1557
Great Judge