Hon. George P. Kazen See Rating Details
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Average Rating:8.6 - 7 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%)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating

What others have said about Hon. George P. Kazen



Comment #: 21079
Rating:Not Rated
He was a great judge once upon a time, but he isn't anymore. Be prepared for screaming fits and his coming out of his chair. Time for him to quit. Sad.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21050
This judge broke me in to the federal court system. It is a sad thing for me to watch the heavy criminal docket and his age and time on the bench wreak havoc on a great man and a great judge. He always gave my clients the benefit of the doubt -- even when he doubted the viability of the case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 10076
Rating:Not Rated
Always twice as smart as all the lawyers in his courtroom combined. He expects more from lawyers that are capable, and less from those who are not, in order to neutralize the advocacy and decide only on the law and facts. I once saw him socratically destroy a case with finesse I'd never seen from any law professor. Sadly, his ability has been wasted on a criminal docket in Laredo.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9474
I am very sad to see Judge take senior status. I have watched the years of handling a very heavy criminal docket drain the life out of this man. He is short with counsel because he has a brilliant mind-his patience manifests itself in his opinions which stretch the envelope of intellectual thought. He is truly respected by his colleagues on the bench and who have cases before him. One is lucky to draw him as the Judge assigned to cases both civil and criminal. His compassion more than compensates for the elitism displayed on and off the bench. This judge is owed a great debt of gratitude having mastered the trait of compassion. It is easy for an advocate to take adverse rulings from Judge Kazen-at least for this advocate

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 6564
Probably the hardest working judge for many years in the country, to go along with a gifted mind. No-nonsense, frank and inquisitive, and occasionally ill-tempered and rude, but possesses a deep sense of justice and is approachable in debate when you have the law and the facts on your side.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4718
A very intelligent and thoughtful judge, and very fair. I've had a number of cases with him, and have always found him to be an excellent judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 2027
Highly intelligent, personable and dedicated; a very hard worker.