Hon. William F. Kussel, Jr. See Rating Details
Circuit Court Judge
Circuit Court
Menominee County
Ninth Circuit
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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. William F. Kussel, Jr.



Comment #: WI377
He is combative, antagonistic, archaic and possibly sexist (at least in family court), seems like he's made up his mind about you before you've even said two words, and I can't really tell for sure but he looks like he's always rolling his eyes or shaking his head. Like most court officials I've dealt with, you seem to have better luck if you stick to the point, are short (like him) and sweet (not like him), and operate with decorum... But then again, the only time I've had *any* success dealing with this judge was when I attended a hearing over the phone; i.e. he didn't have to look at me. While present in his courtroom, I felt like he was going to jump over his bench at me when I tried to assert my rights as a parent (I'm male). If he doesn't like you, you can forget about trying to get a word in edge-wise to argue your own points or present your evidence, and your hearing in his courtroom can feel more like a school yard lynching or popularity contest. I loathe the idea of having to deal with him.


Comment #: WI368
He serves an extremist Right Wing agenda that is out of touch with any facts presented in his courts. He does not listen to the person on the stands and by his demeanor, he has already made a judgement before he enters the courtroom. He is openly hostile and refuses to look at evidence presented.He appears to have a hatred for the impoverished.