Hon. Stephen P. Forte See Rating Details
Circuit Court Judge
Circuit Court
Deschutes County
Judicial District 11
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.1 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Stephen P. Forte


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: OR31
Rating:8.3
Comments:
Judge Forte handled several pretrial matters on a complex civil case. I found him to be balanced, reasonable and evenhanded -- despite the fact that my adversary was calling for blood on some of the discovery issues. In the end, the client did not turn some materials over, and got what they deserved for that, but Judge Forte was evenhanded and civil throughout. A pleasure to appear before.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: OR14
Rating:7.8
Comments:
Pro-prosecution but not overtly so. Will rule for the defense when boxed into a corner. Does a lot of settlement conferences for other judges and is good at getting resolutions. Personally pleasant and works at getting consensus and parties to agree to matters.