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Hon. Ed Kinkeade
District judge
N.D.Tex.
5th Circuit
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What others have rated

Hon. Ed Kinkeade

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Temp*  Sch*  Indu* Comp*   Punct*    Ev-Cv*   Ev-Cr* Flex  Bail  Crim  Settle Trial Sent Coop Average
Civil Litigation - Private

18006

1/2/12

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8.5

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Civil Litigation - Private

8015

1/2/09

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9

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Criminal Defense Lawyer

3503

1/1/07

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9.3

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Criminal Defense Lawyer

3501

1/1/07

10

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10
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9.5

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Civil Litigation - Private

2967

1/1/06

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8.5

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How familiar are you with the work of this judge? (1=Not at all familiar,10=Extremely familiar)
Participates in Oral Argument (1=Rarely,10=Always)
Quality of Questions During Oral Argument (1=Poor,10=Extremely insightful)
Attitude during oral argument (1=Consistently inappropriate,10=Consistently respectful)
Scholarship as reflected in Opinions (1=Poor,10=Outstanding)
General Inclination in Criminal Appeals (1=Strongly Pro­Government,10=Strongly Pro­Defense)
General Inclination in Civil Rights Appeals (1=Strongly Pro-Defendant,10=Strongly Pro­Plaintiff)
General Inclination in Labor Law Appeals (1=Strongly Pro­Employee,10=Strongly Pro­Employer)
General Inclination in Immigration Appeals (1=Strongly Pro­Immigrant,10=Strongly Pro­Gov.)
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Civil Litigation - Private

18006

1/2/12

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Civil Litigation - Private

8015

1/2/09

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Criminal Defense Lawyer

3503

1/1/07

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Criminal Defense Lawyer

3501

1/1/07

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Civil Litigation - Private

2967

1/1/06

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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)    
Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias 10=Entirely Evenhanded)    
Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias 10=Entirely Evenhanded)    
Flexibility in Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible    10=Very Flexible)    
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense 10=Pro-Government)    
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pre-Trial (1=Pro-Defense 10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions (1=Least Involved 10=Most Involved)    
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial (1=Pro-Defense 10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing (1=Pro-Defense 10=Pro-Government)
Typical Discount Off Guidelines for Cooperators (1=10% 10=100%)    
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Hon. Ed Kinkeade

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Civil Litigation - Private
comment #:
18006
rating:
8.5
average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
Judge Kinkeade has an outstanding demeanor. Like most judges, his primary motivation is to get cases to settle and he does not hide this. Nevertheless, as an out of state attorney with an out of state client, I felt we were treated fairly and evenhandedly against a hometown lawyer. He does not tolerate BS in his courtroom, and he did excoriate a witness who was being disingenuous, but is generally a gentleman and an outstanding jurist.
1/2/12, 4:42 PM
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Civil Litigation - Private
comment #:
8015
rating:
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average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
Judge Kinkeade presided over our civil trial -- you can't ask for better. He is a gentleman and and a pleasure to work with.
1/2/09, 7:43 AM
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Criminal Defense Lawyer
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3503
rating:
9.3
average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
Superior temperament for a federal judge. Sensible, even-handed, and eminently fair to all parties.
1/1/07, 11:58 PM
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average rating is 3 out of 5
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Superior temperament for the federal judiciary. Very sensible and even-handed.
1/1/07, 11:54 PM
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Civil Litigation - Private
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rating:
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average rating is 3 out of 5
average rating is 3 out of 5
1/1/06, 3:55 PM
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