Hon. W. Duncan Whitney See Rating Details

Court of Common
Delaware County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.3 - 3 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. W. Duncan Whitney


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OH182
I seen this judge in a big money case act like he was a ROME GOD, Moreover he had a junk plate on his wall to the left that said I DON'T CARE WHAT LAWYERS DO IN COLUMBUS I RUN THE SHOW HERE.............. NOT A GOOD JUDGE IN MY VIEW... TELLING LAWYERS HE WAS GOING TO SEND THEM TO THERE ROOM... SILLY MAN......


Comment #: OH83
This Judge does not follow the law. Makes his own laws to suite him own agenda.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OH72
Judge Whitney's character is questionable, given that he frequently engages in ex parte communications with opposing local counsel. He takes an inordinate amount of time in ruling on motions; frequently fails to make the right decisions by taking the easy way out; rarely has reviewed motions in preparation for hearings and therefore is unable to make proper or immediate rulings. He is pompous and inappropriately displays a plaque pertaining to his apparent jealousy towards Franklin County judiciary. These opinions are based on numerous encounters before Judge Whitney.