Hon. Rodolfo Armando Ruiz II See Rating Details
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Average Rating:1.8 - 4 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. Rodolfo Armando Ruiz II


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 34252
Rating:Not Rated
This Judge will take his sweet time if he deems your case not urgent enough. Just wait, he will tell you as much on the record. Expect many months of waiting for orders on motions to strike or motions on the pleadings. Expect ramblings on the record that are "cleaned up" by his Court reporter (note, hire your own court reporter if you have Judge Ruiz or speak to OPC to jointly retain. It will help you both as he tends to express hostility to both sides depending on his judicial mood).

He has a general pleasant demeanor, but don't let that fool you. If you challenge him, he will threaten you with sanctions almost instaneously. Just look at his senate confirmation questionnaire. He has denied all motions for recusal except for those involving himself, his wife, and in two criminal cases under affidavit (not Section 455). He gave no grounds for his denial of recusals on perceived bias in the underlying case, but gave a reason in his Senate questionnaire years later...How convenient for him for a life appointment?

Good Luck!


Comment #: 33424
Rating:Not Rated
May as well take his robe off and climb down. Makes the governments argument for them and just says “right” so all they have to do is “Yes judge, right... THANKS!”


Comment #: 33420
This guy needs to go to judge school. He does not have enough experience to be making decisions that effect people’s lives. The worst. Thinks he’s smarter than he actually is, making him even more dangerous