Hon. Michael J. Kassel See Rating Details
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Camden County
Vicinage 4
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.4 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 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. Michael J. Kassel


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ3390
Rating:2.4
Comments:
He is terrible. Walks out of the room when expert video is playing. Stops a video with 5 minutes left to break for the day. Stops the jury charge in the middle to go eat lunch. Unwilling to do any research. Tells the jury his opinion of the case size. He is absolutely terrible and he has tenure so he does not care. This judge should be impeached.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NJ1024
Rating:1.0
Comments:
politically connected. Will rule in favor of politically connected law firm each time. Decisions are for sale!

Other

Comment #: NJ434
Rating:10.0
Comments:
The best in the courthouse.

Smart without the arrogance of most of them.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ430
Rating:9.5
Comments:
Excellent Judge. Fully prepared for all arguments. Engages Counsel almost immediately so you know what he is thinking. Explains his thought process and his rulings. I cannot say anything negative or suggest room for improvement. A pleasure to appear before.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: NJ416
Rating:9.4
Comments:
You will get a fair trial. He is organized and knows the law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: NJ159
Rating:7.1
Comments:
Very capable judge.