Hon. Gwen Rinkenberger See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge
County Court
Porter County
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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. Gwen Rinkenberger



Comment #: IN33
This Judge has been scheduled to preside over my daughters custody case for my Grandaughter. She has been irresponsible not showing to the hearing she has scheduled. My daughter has to pay her Attorney and has to arrange travel across the country to attend these hearings and to not have this Judge show upon unacceptable. If we as citizens don't show we are punished ! Now this has happened as of tomorrow three times!!!!! The second time we sat at the courthouse for 4 hours before someone mentioned a different Judges name!!!! That is how we found out she wasn't showing !! Then we found out she was on vacation in Puerto Rico!!!!!!! NO ONE bothered to Notify anyone and my daughters Attorney even sent a faxed request for a signature confirming the judge would be there...... and someone inside the judges office confirm d and faxed it back!!!!!! My daughters Attorney demanded a phone call appointment be set right then. The appointment was set for March 9th. Now day before we are notified the judge won't be there!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is irresponsible and costing my daughter THOUSANDS of dollars in attorneys fees and travel!!! Not to mention the emotional trauma of this dragging on for my Grandaughter!!!! I am now going to contact Judge Julia Jent and file a formal complaint. I am also going to file a complaint with the Attorney Generals office of Indiana. This is wrong on way too many levels!!!!!!!!!


Comment #: IN32
We have had 3 scheduled appearances with Gwen Rickenberger. We live in Utah state and had to fly out to Indiana for them. We had to pay our attorney, air fare and time away from work only to have her no show all 3 times. What can we do?


Comment #: IN31
Magistrate Rickenberger was not present for 3 status hearings that were scheduled by HER staff. My teenage daughter is at her mercy and is completely devastated every time she is a no show.