Hon. Michael R. Casale
Superior Court Judge
Superior Court
Essex County
Vicinage 5

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Attorney Average Rating:   4.8 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 5 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
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Civil Case Rating Criteria
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Civil Litigation - Private2376210/18/201311 13118
Civil Litigation - Private676103/05/201099591010910
Category Average
237621  1.3
67616 78.4
 3.5 7.04.8
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Non-attorney Rating
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Other3243201/17/2015490411.0Read Comment
Litigant3111011/17/2014490422.0Read Comment
Litigant2764206/26/2014490411.0Read Comment
Other2296408/22/2013490411.0Read Comment
Litigant1442904/15/2012490411.0Read Comment
Category Average   1.21.2