Hon. José Luis Castillo See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Pima County
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Tucson

Attorney Average Rating:   8.9 - 8 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   6.0 - 2 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* 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)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)


Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)


Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)
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What others have said about Hon. José Luis Castillo


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: AZ1233
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Wonderful man and an excellent judge of character. I consider him a roll model and will be sad to see him go!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: AZ1230
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Castillo has the scholarship and intelligence to find the right answer and the openness to listen to those who disagree with that answer. He is bright and accessible, but more importantly he is fair and diligent. Justice personified.

Prosecutor

Comment #: AZ1227
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Right out of law school, Judge Castillo was one of the first judges I ever appeared before. HIs moral compass is fully engaged and his grasp of the law is unparalleled.

I believe I am a better lawyer today for having worked with him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: AZ1226
Rating:9.8
Comments:
This judge is a JP & should be in Sup.Ct., he is a jury right expert yet his court mostly handles bench trials where he will always know what rule governs & that is sometimes unnerving. He is a historian yet he is responsible for the court's electronic strides. He is a very well-regarded & smart guy but is still humble. He loves music and you can hear his boombox in the halls- some strange, some classical & lots of international & classic rock. He is a renaissance guy that needs to teach- hope he does that when he retires next month.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: AZ1222
Rating:9.7
Comments:
He is truly a gifted legal scholar who does not let the robe get in the way of being a good human being!

Other

Comment #: AZ1220
Rating:10.0
Comments:
excellent performance one of the best, very polite

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: AZ1219
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I was pleasantly surprised to find a judge that not only reads the pleadings BUT ACTUALLY understands them and correctly applies the rules. I lost but I was still impressed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: AZ1214
Rating:2.1
Comments:
One of the worst judges to sit on the bench

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: AZ1188
Rating:9.8
Comments:
The best judge in this court- he writes decisions, is well prepared, actually reads the file. His expertise is apparent. Great judge.

Other

Comment #: AZ1157
Rating:2.0
Comments:
I have found Jose Castillo to be dishonest and lacking in character. In a case a payment was made to the courts, of which there is documentation. Jose Castillo is asking for the payment to be made again. He has stated that no payment has been made even though the pima county justice court system shows payment made. I believe he is knowingly stating un factual claims, showing a lack of character and integrity. His position as a Judge should come with the highest regard for respect, character and truth, all of which he at this point seems to lack.