Hon. Walter J. Olszewski See Rating Details
Common Pleas
Philadelphia County
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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)

What others have said about Hon. Walter J. Olszewski


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: PA117
Extremely capable jurist. He knows the law. He cares about the law. He respects the parties. He cares about getting it right. He would make an excellent state or U.S. Supreme Court justice. He is definitely worthy to be on the federal bench or an appellate court state or federal. You can see why he was made Supervising Judge of Family Court. He respects diversity as well. The Governor and the President should consider him for vacancies on other courts. I know he is highly regarded by members of the bar. Moreover, I have heard of his pleasant demeanor when I over heard someone speaking well of him to one of our state senators in the leadership as being well versed in the law and respectful of diversity.