Hon. Martin L.C. Feldman See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
E.D.La.  
Average Rating:6.6 - 35 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. Martin L.C. Feldman


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 19830
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
My client committed a fraud against a federally insured bank. When my client showed true and appropriate remorse, made complete restitution prior to sentencing, and took other steps to turn her life around before sentencing, Judge Feldman surprised me. I have always heard that he was harsh in criminal matters. He looked carefully at the entirety of the matter for sentencing, gave clear reasons for sentencing, recognized her remorse and attempts to improve herself. The result was a fair sentence that punished without unnecessarily destroying a person.

Litigant

Comment #: 13172
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Fairness and hardworking jurist. I can trust what he does.

Other

Comment #: 11950
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Obviously this board has gone political over the BP oil Spill. Any reason minded person, who read Justice Feldman's opinion, could see this is the only way he could rule. Simply stated there was no compelling reason to shut down the entire industry.

Under the logic employment by the administration we should shut down the airlines after every plane crash!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 11368
Rating:8.1
Comments:
Very smart, hard working and doesn't suffer fools (although he has mellowed a bit in the past few years). Pushes hard for settlement and knows how to settle complex cases. Hires excellent clerks and gives them a fair bit of autonomy.

Other

Comment #: 10472
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I am proud to see you stand up to this decision to continue to drill for oil. People appear to be upset. They are making up lies about your stock interests, but you sold those interests prior to any of the recent events and you have the right to invest. Obama just shuts it all down when you only need to evaluate procedures and maybe shut down the ones configured similar which may be a few. This can be done while operating. It seems they want to bankrupt this country.

Other

Comment #: 10463
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He has ruled to lift the moratorium on offshore drilling placed by President Obama. This is a reckless, dangerous and environmentally damaging ruling. BP and all of the other major oil companies have stated before congress that they DON'T HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY to shut down this well quickly.

I say, if they don't have the technology to fix their mistakes, then DON'T LET THEM DRILL!!! Our beautiful state of Louisiana, our environment, our culture, our very lives are being destroyed by faulty judgments and greed. May God have mercy on us.

Other

Comment #: 10462
Rating:2.0
Comments:
The Hon. Martin L. C.Feldman and Texas Rep. Joe Barton have the same mentality in dealing with big oil. The Obama administration is on the right track. The 20 billion dollars set aside for those affected by the gulf oil spill is a great start. I am sure this came about due to the oil spill in Alaska 21 years ago. (March 24, 1989) The Exxon Valdez payouts are still in lidigation! The moratorium on deep water drilling is a resonable request for safety sake. I agree with those on this issue who think Judge Feldman should recuse himself on the grounds of the appearance of conflict of interest.

Other

Comment #: 10459
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I completely agree with Judge Feldman's
ruling on the stopping of the moratorium. The industry should keep on drilling, with the right safety measures in place.
Thank You, Bob Wilson (Santa Barbara).

Other

Comment #: 10457
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Feldman appears to be self-serving jerk! ABC or NBC reported this moron owns several shares of stock oil company and related companies. Is that true? If so, it appear individual Federal judges should be limited in their scope to make rulings!

Other

Comment #: 10446
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
My compliments on this judge's decision on the oil situation in the Gulf.
It is about time someone stood up to the foolish anti-American president we have.
Thank you Judge Feldman!
bill

Other

Comment #: 10441
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Finally we have a judge with common sense and personnaly strong enough to go against a President and his bad decisions. It would be devastating to stop all oil in the Gulf. People make it sound like BP exploded the Deep Oil Well on purpose.

Other

Comment #: 10432
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Congratulations to Judge Feldman. He has slapped the socialist, America-hating Obama administration at a good, critical time. A few of the comments below sound like BO's plants.
I'm an adult; I think for myself. BO is dangerous to our nation. He is raping it.

Other

Comment #: 10430
Rating:1.0
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Clearly a neocon sellout. Another reason why Ronald Reagan was a peice of human refuse.BP destroys half of the US and this skell grants drilling rights to the rest of the polluters. Hey maybe hell mandate that they nuke the leak, and the supreme court will approve it WAKE UP CITIZENS OF THE US.

Other

Comment #: 10415
Rating:Not Rated
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His energy/oil holdings are massive and in public record. Did he think no one would notice his conflict of interest?
An honest man would have recused himself.

Other

Comment #: 10414
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge should have recused himself in any matter involving the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig becuase Feldman's 2008 financial disclosure form, posted online by Judicial Watch, shows he owned stock in Transocean, as well as five other companies involved in the offshore drilling business. And becuase he did not recuse himself, HE SHOULD GO BEFORE A JUDICIAL REVIEW BOARD at this point.

Other

Comment #: 10413
Rating:Not Rated
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Judge Feldman places the eco-system of business above the eco systems of this living planet. We are killing the oceans and this guy rules in favour of the oil companies because he has money riding on it. Shame! Conflict of interest! Try looking beyond your own little world and your own pocket book (money, money, money)and see the big picture--OIL DRILLING IS KILLING THE PLANET and by his ruling judge Feldman is party to this.

Other

Comment #: 10411
Rating:1.0
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Until the BP cleanup is completed, Judge Feldman needs to be required to inhabit the oil-covered barrier islands, and to spend his days and nights cleaning and rehabbing the fish, the birds, and crabs and the turtles. He should have to eat oil-soaked fish and crabs, to drink oil-contaminated water, to wear oily clothes, and to sleep in oil-caked bedding. And he should have the same income as the fishermen.
My uncle had a fishing boat in Prince William Sound before the Exxon Valdez disaster; until the day he died, he never saw a penny from Exxon, because judges refused to enforce payment orders pending appeals--which went on until the oil industry oriented Supreme Court took everything away from those who waited an entire generation in vain for justice. Judge Feldman needs to be reminded that "no citizen shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due course of law". Since when are oil companies allowed to risk anyone's life, liberty or property without due course of law?

Other

Comment #: 10407
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Why, do we argue w/each other for the detrement of all! Could you not have made a compramise and talked to the president. And at least stopped the drilling for a short time to check the safety of all that rig stuff. Is money all you care about? Don't you have children, or anybody you care about? DIdn't your mother teach you to care about the earth and it's livingness? Do you care about anything but yourself?

Other

Comment #: 10404
Rating:Not Rated
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I can only pray that someone will have the authority and the common sense to overule this idiot's judgement. No oil company can be trusted now. Can this be a wake up call or not. The economic impact will be nothing compared to that placed upon the entire Gulf of Mexico and maybe the entire planet.

Other

Comment #: 10402
Rating:1.0
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I am rating this person a 1 because they are showing no respect for life on this plannet(deepwater drilling), sure many jobs will be lost,for one, get a job that will help the earth, not kill it with polution to the air and now land and sea.The world needs to drop its addiction to oil,and focus on one of the many other fuels, hydrogen, water,etc. This judge should think of everyone, everything, and everything to be, not just the people not educated enough to find a real job.

Other

Comment #: 10401
Rating:Not Rated
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Judge Feldman's ruling, while serving his clear and egregious conflict of interest, failed to take into account that all of the deep water rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, regardless of the company owning interest in them shared the same emergency response plan, which while containing plans to relieve the suffering of walruses, that do not exist in the Gulf, are clearly boilerplate that has no relevance to the conditions where the drilling leases are located.

That means that they, like BP, have no emergency response plan, and this alone gives the government standing, and good reason, to impose the moratorium on drilling.

It appears that this judge engages in a pattern of finding against the injured parties, and for corporate interests that may well have committed crimes.

Judge Feldman should be impeached and disbarred.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 10397
Rating:Not Rated
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Terrific level headed ruling. Tremendous courage to follow the rule of law his decision regarding Pres. Obama's drilling moratorium on 6/22. Hat tip.

Other

Comment #: 10396
Rating:1.0
Comments:
when are people going to wake up to the republican hidden agenda to give this county to big business. if we kill the oceans we all die so your jobs won't matter so don't hide behind the we need jobs b.s. this judge is just another sign of a system that is no longer of the people for the people. thank you for putting all our lives at in more jeoperdy. i hope we can impeach you

Other

Comment #: 10392
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge should be thrown out on the street...How can he possibly overlook the dangers associated with deep water drilling...Overturning the six month drilling moratorium is a bone head move...No drilling should take place offshore until the rules and regulations are thoroughly reviewed and appropriately revised...GK

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 10386
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Unbelievable! A wonderful legacy of the "Gipper" - I'm sure that even Reagan would be ashamed of this judge if he were still alive. Judge Feldman is definitely past retirement age and this episode puts into question the grounds of "continuing good behavior" for lifetime tenure...
This is a ruling which I trust will be quickly overturned...

Other

Comment #: 10384
Rating:Not Rated
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Deplorable. Where are the claims of activist judge now? Those siting the jobs issue are short sighted nincompoops. Want jobs? lets go all-in on renewables it's inevitable future, face it.

Other

Comment #: 10383
Rating:Not Rated
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Lifting the offshore moratorium is a ridiculous idea. The damage caused to the local economy as well as the environment has not yet been fully realized.

Instead we could have made this a chance to do the right thing and put more effort into researching and developing safe renewable resources.

Thank you for putting your seal of approval on the continued rape and degradation of our planet.

Who paid you?

Other

Comment #: 10379
Rating:Not Rated
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HONORABLE FELDMAN; HAS IT OCCURRED TO YOU THAT WITH NO REPAIR SYSTEM IS PLACE WITH THIS INCIDENT, CHANCES ARE NO REPAIR SYSTEM IS IN PLACE FOR A NEW RIG SHOULD ANOTHER INCIDENT OF SAID MAGNITUDE OCCUR. MAY I SUGGEST YOU OVERRULE YOUR OVERTURN.

Other

Comment #: 10369
Rating:Not Rated
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Lifting the offshore moratorium is a joke. We have to find out what went wrong and institute revised safety protocols before allowing it to continue. The Gulf is dying, businesses are suffering as a result,and a few greedheads want to keep drilling no matter what. Not to mention 11 men died. When you've dug yourself a hole you don't keep digging.

Other

Comment #: 10364
Rating:Not Rated
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Unemployment in this country is already ridiculous. I'm in agreement with the lifting of the ban. BP has over 300 safety issues and those are the ones we know of. Why punish other companies that are safety conscious.

Other

Comment #: 10361
Rating:Not Rated
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Thank you for the fight for offshore drilling. Many people will be able to go back to work because of you.

Other

Comment #: 10359
Rating:10.0
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I just read on the news that the lawsuit by Hornbeck Offshore Services of Covington, La., claiming there was no proof the other operations posed a threat (obviously) caused you to verturn Obama's moratorium. Thank you. America thanks you. What logic did the moratorium have? Should we impose a moratorium on the airline industry every time an airplane crashes. Thank you for standing up for America, it national security and its workers.

Other

Comment #: 10356
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
He should be impeached for his actions against the drilling moratorium.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9529
Rating:5.0
Comments:
Intelligent, Pompous, egotistical, pushy, arrogant, unfair, no empathy for poor people and workers who come before him, his heart is with business.