Hon. Leland Davis III See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Mateo County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.6 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Leland Davis III


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA49568
Judge Davis began the proceeding by yelling at someone in the courtroom at the top of his lungs.

What a bizarre way to act as a judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA38754
If you ever wanted to know what it's like to experience life in a Russian gulag appear in Judge Davis's court. If he does not yell at you in particular you will witness him dress down an attorney or a defendant or a civil litigant.

It is extraordinary. Judge Davis is so angry, so hostile (to everyone, I'll give him that much, he doesn't pick on one side) you have to wonder what made this man this way. But you also have to lament the fact thatJudge Davis is a superior court judge and we all have to be subjected to his hostility and crankiness. Don't feel bad if he ruins your day. He ruins everyone's day.


Comment #: CA37958
He is very biased, condemns before inquiry, a bully, commits hate crime, he commits crime during a hearing, violates federal, state laws, and procedural rules, breach of oath of office, he should leave the bench, completely unsuitable to be a judge. He shows off, but has no knowledge of the facts or legal issues at hand. All in all, a thorough bully.


Comment #: CA32061
The worse judge with attitude. Even the cops were lying, the written statements and the testimony were different, he will side with the cops. The judge knew it was malicious attempts and intention to frame the person, the got no standard to hold up. The reason to be that was is he was a prosecutor who considered to be married to the cops. I am filing judicial misconduct and I hope many do the same to remove the coward from the bench. His daughter is following his steps and now the prosecutor at the San Mateo district attorney office. Conflict of interest at it's best.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8947
When Davis was a prosecutor, a criminal defendant tried to fire him. Davis threatened the defendant and said "What makes you think that I won't go up to the DA and tell him everything you told me."

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7377
Former Deputy Colin T. Smith found guilty and after many months Judge Davis 111 gave him a re-trial, shame on Judge Davis111