Hon. Charles R. Breyer See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
N.D.Cal.  
Average Rating:3.3 - 16 rating(s)
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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=Chronic`y 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=Most Lenient,10=Most Harsh)
Typical Discount Off Guidelines for Cooperators:    (1=10%,10=100%)
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What others have said about Hon. Charles R. Breyer


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 20648
Rating:1.8
Comments:
On case of any complexity, avoid. Great complexity confounds him, and the remedial process is time-consuming - handicapped by the judge's non-linear, somewhat choatic thought process. Seemingly impervious to nuance, particularly modern nuance - do not expect him to quickly grasp technology or technical points. He is stunningly dim. Perhaps it's age, perhaps it's intellectual laziness now an entrenched habit, but he presents like a (pardon the term) a doddering and uncertain old man operating at about 40%. You can't help but understand why his brother is at one end of the federal court system, while this judge is at the completely opposite inferior end.

Avoid.

Other

Comment #: 19827
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
what is Hon.Charles R. Breyer raitings on on a civil case prison conditions by a inmate

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 17809
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I filed Writ of review for more than 6 months and no response from the big corporation nor decision from the court ? This is what the court system for Pro per. I filed the complaint with EEOC. The EEOC attorney only want to talk on the phone with me to find out how much I know about the law and send me a rights to sue letter instead of investigate or force the responding party to file the answer

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13746
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
My experience and conclusion is , all Fed.Judges are pro-Business. Only solution are fundamental up bringing , moral,ethic can solve the judicial " Trial on merit,maintain U.S Jurisprundence of trial by merit.The corruption had eroden the system so bad that had caused this country lacking behind the developed countries even with all the technology we created.Policy,leadership led this country to all the problem by blaming problem to others instead of fixing the real problem.

Plaintiff litigants had to struggled ,fighting with Defense counsels ,the bias judges and staffs. under such system Jurisprundence of trial on merit become non existence

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13223
Rating:7.8
Comments:
Very bright. Courteous to everyone. Good sense of humor. Not afraid of tough intellectual issues. Do not understand why he would draw negative ratings, he calls balls and strikes as best as he can.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13160
Rating:3.3
Comments:
Pro-business, pro-defense, pro-government. Despite his liberal upbringing Judge Breyer is an elite and supports the elite.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13108
Rating:1.7
Comments:
An absolutely terrible judge. Extremely arrogant. Consistently puts his thumb on the scale in favor of the defense in civil cases. Sadistic. A vile little man with a bowtie.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12693
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I filed a law suit against my employer
it is racial discrimination. My case was computer assigned to 2 African American judges (weird right)The selected judge had shown prejudice against me so I requested for recusal. She recused herself from my case. My case took 15 days to re-assigned to judge Breyers. Surprisingly Judge Breyer refused to take my case and writting an order denying motion to disqualify and order renewing briefing schedule ?????? Judge Breyer in his order citing He does not believe that the other judge 's impartiality can reasonably be questioned. Federal rule of procedure states that A judge is required to recuse herself only if a reasonable person with knowledge of all the facts would conclude that the judge's impartiality might reasonably be questioned beside that judge had recused herself. Judge Breyer order my case and reset the briefing schedule back to her.

Other

Comment #: 11572
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Breyer's recent order in forum non convienes litigation showed a deep understandund of the complicated subject matter and siplayed the best, learned and documented discussion compared to all previous similar decisions in many jurisdictions over the last ten years.This MDL litigation was handled with patience, courtesy and dispatch.

Litigant

Comment #: 8726
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This Judge has no respect for the FRCP, president cases, or the Constitution of The United States
He does not belong on the bench. He is an egotist drunk with power

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 7393
Rating:4.0
Comments:
This judge has little time and less patience to understand and engage in complicated civil trials. He prefers them to settle or be handled elsewhere and will substantially penalize parties who do not do this. Shows strong defense bias in civil cases.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 6465
Rating:2.3
Comments:
A judge with a brother on SCOTUS and a short man's attitude to make up for it.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 4847
Rating:7.9
Comments:
Smart, but not as smart as he thinks he is. (It must be hard to have a brother on the Supreme Court.) Still, a thoughtful, if overly creative, judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4758
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Nasty, nasty, unpleasant person. Will excoriate you and threaten sanctions for the slightest deviation from any standing orders or local rules. Pro-defense bias in civil cases.

Litigant

Comment #: 4317
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Breyer is brilliant and has all the appearances of fairness. I like several of his environmental rulings, but in my pre-trial Franks motion for a marijuana case (which he took over when my previous judge retired) he gave me an 8-day hearing, allowed all my witnesses, paid close attention, understood very technical scientific points, watched my attorneys frequently blow the government witnesses out of the water, then he wrote the most biased, dishonest order imaginable. He ignored any evidence he couldn't explain away with one of the government's lame excuses. His order literally falsified what some of the testimony had been. I had been out on O.R. for six years, but after he sentenced me he tried to remand me on the spot even though he had previously stated he would give me time after sentencing. (And we read that transcript back to him. Didn't matter.) Then he asked for a bond. He suggested $250K and asked the government what they wanted. The prosecutor suggested the same. Then he took one look at the assets of a friend who was putting up the money, a Silicon Valley executive, and he doubled the bond to $500K. He also unilaterally took over my companion forfeiture case and started handing down adverse decisions relating to money....

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 2946
Rating:2.4
Comments:
In a Motion to Withdraw Reference from Bankruptcy Court, Judge Breyer ruled that the Motion was not timely because it was not brought when the Patent dispute at issue first arose -- only problem is, that would have required us to move to withdraw from the Bankruptcy Court 2 years before the Bankruptcy Case even existed (I guess only Kreskin can practice before Judge Breyer). Cannot tell if Judge Breyer is an idiot, or just desparately desired not to get involved so he punted it back to the Bankruptcy Court.