Hon. Gary M. Gaertner See Rating Details
Circuit Judge
Circuit Court
St. Louis County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.9 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Gary M. Gaertner


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: MO30
Rating:8.0
Comments:
Judge Gaertner is a good judge. His position on the bench presents him with new challenges that he is adapting to well. He is even-handed and listens to both sides.

Litigant

Comment #: MO29
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Gaertner was ignorant of fundamental elements of civil law and demonstrated a lack of interest in obtaining that basic information. These shortcomings led him to make a wholly unjustifiable sua sponte judgment that disregarded not only the law but also basic federal and state constitutional rights. The appeals court reversed the judgment finding that Judge Gaertner abused his discretion in several ways.