Hon. Charles D. Carlson See Rating Details
Circuit Court Judge
Circuit Court
Lane County
Judicial District 2
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.5 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   9.0 - 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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Litigant

Comment #: OR350
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Judge Carlson signed a default judgment against me which had been submitted prior to the time limit expiring. I went in, pro se, to try to have it set aside. When I saw that he was the judge that morning, I was justifiably concerned. But when I showed him the documents I prepared, he counted off the days, smiled, looked at me with a "sorry" expression, and signed the motion to vacate his own default judgment.

I do not blame him for seeing the dates and assuming the attorney for the plaintiff was correct. I applaud him for his honest self-awareness and fairness. Made me feel like justice was achievable. I'd give him a 10, but nobody gets a 10.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OR318
Rating:2.0
Comments:
In both personal experience and in what I have heard elsewhere, he is extremely pro-defendant, which is not surprising given his pre-bench career.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OR207
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I had a trial with this judge a few years ago. It was a nightmare. He broadcast his negative opinion about the plaintiff to the jury, rehabilitated an admittedly biased juror when I moved to strike for cause, and made rulings that were totally off-base without trying to learn a little bit about employment law.