Hon. Tucker L. Melancon See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
W.D.La.  
Average Rating:7.1 - 6 rating(s)
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Ratings

*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. Tucker L. Melancon


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13295
Rating:7.5
Comments:
A fine judge with a tremendous work ethic. Personable and makes real effort to have parties settle. At trial, perhaps a slight inclination to take some fact issues away from jury and decide them himself.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12340
Rating:7.6
Comments:
Alert, attentive, shrewd, personally decent. Excellent judge; too much chatter, though.

Litigant

Comment #: 9791
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Mr. Comment #9780, Lawyers who are full time litigators should not be on their haunches blogging all day instead of, let me guess, communicating with their clients. They shouldn't be sending in an associate with no notice who, let me guess again, is really unfamilar with the status of the case, the client and the client's settlement wishes; to attend a settlement conference with settlement authority while, let me guess yet again, the client maybe doesn't even know settlement hearings have even been discussed? Maybe has never even discussed settlement with you at all? Sound familiar? Sound like a day in your life?

Litigant

Comment #: 9750
Rating:8.0
Comments:
Judge Melancon is a breath of fresh air here in the Connecticut district where he is a visiting judge.

This is a small pond with some bad habits. Outside eyes have done some good. He has brought some much needed correction.

Bravo!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 4846
Rating:6.3
Comments:
I've tried one case before him and I think he is a very good judge with a very large heart.