Indianapolis Bar Association Judicial Survey

I recommend Kurt M. Eisgruber for judicial office.

Kurt M. Eisgruber

*Survey respondents were asked to comment only upon those candidates with whomthey have had direct professional contact within the last three years. All questions were optional.


Response
Response Total
Yes
95.6%
195
No
4.4%
9

Total Respondents*
204


How would you rate Kurt M. Eisgruber on the following:
(Note: Total in parentheses indicates total respondents.)

1
(Strongly
Disagree)
2
3
4
5
(Strongly
Agree)
No
Opinion
This person is hard working.

2.4%

(5)

1.0% (2)
4.9% (10)
24.9% (51)
65.4% (134)

1.5%

(3)

This person is well-prepared.

1.5%

(3)

3.4% (7)
5.9% (12)
25.4% (52)
63.4% (130)

0.5%

(1)

This person is efficient at case management.

1.5%

(3)

3.4% (7)
12.3% (25)
23.5% (48)
52.9% (108)
6.4% (13)
This person is ethical.

1.5%

(3)

1.0% (2)
4.9% (10)
20.1% (41)
70.1% (143)

2.5%

(5)

This person is knowledgeable of rules of evidence, procedure and substantive law.

2.4%

(5)

3.9% (8)
9.8% (20)
27.3% (56)
54.6% (112)

2.0%

(4)

The person has sufficient trial experience.

2.9%

(6)

2.0% (4)
10.2% (21)
20.0% (41)
60.0% (123)

4.9% (10)

This person demonstrates the proper temperament and demeanor expected of a judge.

2.5%

(5)

2.5% (5)
4.9% (10)
20.7% (42)
68.5% (139)



NOTE: last update 2008

Education:
Wabash College 1987 B.A. History, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law 1995.

Judicial Experience:
Elected to the Superior Court bench in 2008.  

Significant Legal Accomplishments:
I have prosecuted and defended over 100 bench trials and approximately 30 jury trials. As a deputy prosecutor, I was the recipient of the “Hard Time Award” from Scott Newman for trying 10 sex crimes jury trials in a five-month period. 

Other Legal Involvement:
Member of Solo/ Small Firm and Litigation Sections of the Indianapolis Bar Association, Member of Indiana State Bar Association, Adjunct professor at IUPUI teaching Introduction to Law.

Personal Statement:
As a trial lawyer in both public and private practice, I have appeared in courtrooms throughout central Indiana.  My experience has given me a broad perspective on the practice of law and the decorum of the courtroom.  More importantly, I have developed a deep respect and confidence in the litigation process and the rule of law.  As an elected official, I will bring deference to the process and respect for all parties and officers of the court.