Hon. Dean Benjamini See Rating Details
Superior Court
Riverside County
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Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 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. Dean Benjamini


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA31925
Rating:Not Rated
He was a former assistant public defender. In his court the public defenders acted unprofessionally it was a circus. I am speculating that they feel they can behave this way in Benjamini’s court. Same for his wife’s court room. Its not credible that out of all the attorneys in California the best choices for judgeships were husband and wife.


Comment #: CA28759
He gave a defendant who plead guilty to 5 felonies(with enhancements and violent) and 1 misdemeanor probation. Not acceptable. Violence against women should be treated more seriously in this day and age.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA13431
Judge Benjamini is one of the most fair and knowledgeable jurists I've ever met.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA12726
Judge Benjamini is a excellent jurist in the Indio Court. He is very fair and impartial and is willing to meet with counsel to discuss reasonable dispositions in felony cases.