Hon. Stephen M. Munsinger See Rating Details
District Judge
District Court
Jefferson County
1st Judicial District
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.1 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 2 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* 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=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

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What others have said about Hon. Stephen M. Munsinger


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CO179
Judge Munsinger not only doesn't subscribe to due process but also is easily distracted and easily forgets what he's said in open court and prior rulings. I couldn't tell if he was just incompetent, reckless, or starting to suffer from dementia. He allowed a probate case to become completely out of control due to his inability to either read or extreme favoritism of one party over the other regardless of the facts and evidence presented.


Comment #: CO101
Judge Munsinger ignores the constitution to the point that if all judges were like Judge Munsinger the purpose of the United States would be completely lost. He admits evidence of perjury and then refuses to allow it to be heard in open court, criminally accepts evidence from sealed dismissed files, freely screams in court and promotes fiduciary theft of estates.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CO99
Judge Munsinger is very biased, has his ruling all written down before the evidence is presented, ignored testimony by those he has pre-made up his mind against, accepts illegal evidence if it supports his pre-made decision, orders financially independent seniors into poverty by promoiting guardianship theft of estates, gives immunity to guardians after they steal estates and quit, denis due process, court access to information of guardianship crimes of eleder abuse, neglect and exploitation, ignores constitutional and statutory safeguards.


Comment #: CO79
Judge Munsinger is amazing with difficult parties and patient with people not familiar with the court system.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CO44
Judge Munsinger is even-tempered, fair, patient and hardworking. He treats the parties and counsel with courtesy and respect. He is everything that you could ask for in a trial judge.