Hon. Richard S. Bernhardt
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
Howard County
5th Circuit

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Attorney Average Rating:   6.5 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 rating(s)

General Rating Criteria

* Temp. Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Sch. Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Indu. Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Comp. Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punct. Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* Ab-Pr. General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* Ab-Tr. General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flex Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Case Rating Criteria (if applicable)

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

Civil Case Rating Criteria (if applicable)

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

General Rating Criteria

Criminal Case Rating Criteria
(if applicable)

Civil Case Rating Criteria
(if applicable)

Criminal Defense Lawyer5370501/22/2018        
Criminal Defense Lawyer4267905/12/2016        
Civil Litigation - Govt.3494905/24/201512518111
Criminal Defense Lawyer2329209/16/20137998101010 
Criminal Defense Lawyer2147005/02/201381010101010910
Civil Litigation - Private966312/31/2010746 7 3 
Category Average
53705   0.0
42679   0.0
2329210 59.1
21470   9.6
96633 35.0

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Non-attorney Rating
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Litigant4259305/08/2016567411.0Read Comment
Other3956812/15/20155674  Read Comment
Other3956712/15/20155674  Read Comment
Litigant3927812/03/2015567411.0Read Comment
Litigant3639007/21/2015567422.0Read Comment
Other2402311/02/20135674  Read Comment
Other1610207/08/20125674  Read Comment
Category Average   1.31.3