Hon. Fernando M. Olguin See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
C.D.Cal.  
Average Rating:6.2 - 6 rating(s)
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Ratings

*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)
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What others have said about Hon. Fernando M. Olguin


Comments


Court Staff

Comment #: 22825
Rating:3.4
Comments:
Apparently has zero understanding of even the basics of physics. How the hell can this guy make important decisions in patent cases that require at least some understanding of the laws of physics? I witnessed him completely ignore the findings of prior Senior Judge in a patent case and came up with his own conclusion in a Markman that a device that required a specific motion, he concluded it didn't really have to have that motion, it just needed to be "capable" of the motion. His lack of patent experience completely screwed one of the litigants in a case they should have won outright but ended up settling. I quit working at the Central District shortly thereafter.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 19418
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Would not allow discovery by plaintiff in civil litigation by a teacher requesting key evidence in student records; despite the law being that teachers can have access to student records concerning educational interest (of which discrimination would qualify)completely backed government counsel; would not allow Rule 11 sanctions for ethics violations

Court Staff

Comment #: 6689
Rating:4.3
Comments:
A poor judge biased who is biased in favor of the defense. This man would give bail to Charles Manson if he could. He routinely ignores the prosecutor's recommendations and releases violent felons, many of them illegal aliens, back onto the street with no regard for the public's welfare. Many of his pre-trial defendants never again show up for court.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 6276
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Excellent judge. I am surprised that he is in the Central District.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5873
Rating:9.7
Comments:
Simply the best: intelligent, fair, seeks justice.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 4661
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Excellent judge at settlement conferences. Great temperament and had read everything presented and had a good grasp of the case.