Hon. John Mischtian See Rating Details
District Court
Bell County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.3 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. John Mischtian


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: TX613
Awful judicial temperament. Treats citizens without means as inferior. Appears racist with not only his ugly demeanor but also his Southern seersucker and bow ties. He obviously misses the good old plantation days. Will actively look for reasons to jail people for "leverage" to move docket. Works harder than the sheriff or any deputy to lock up people with warrants.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: TX294
Worst judge I have ever appeared before in my many years as a defense attorney. Avoid him at all costs. Never go to him for sentencing, especially -- he is worse than the prosecutors. I have had many cases in front of him, but never again. Go to Judge Depew for fair treatment.