Hon. Jill C. Fannin See Rating Details
Superior Court
Contra Costa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.9 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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)

What others have said about Hon. Jill C. Fannin


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5431
Has her mind made up before reading DETAILS of documents. Favors the mother even with drug issues over a tested and clean father. Easily duped by lies. Just wants to clear docket with little regard to evidence.


Comment #: CA5428
Requests drug testing at $200 ea to disprove false accusations of other party--- all results negative--ignores all results! Drops a restraining order but allows accuser to interpret said order to still be in effect! Blows off an 11 day hiding of a child by parent as inconsequential! She is clueless to the family destruction she wreaks.


Comment #: CA5081
In following a divorce/custody case, it seems she is easily swayed by belligerent attorneys rather than evidence-photos-statements-police reports, etc. from the quieter opposing lawyer. Does not realize she is being played by an attorney who omits selective pages of subpoenaed documents. Signs off on documents without realizing the opposing attorney refused to accept the incorrectly written order and her rebuttal to said refusal was "omitted" from the judge's viewing!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4799
She cares and does a credible job. She is very hardworking.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4726
Judge Fannin has a complicated calendar. Many litigants appear pro per; some of the represented litigants have a sense of entitlement, and are surprised when Judge Fannin educates them otherwise. She's on an even keel.


Comment #: CA4694
She conveys a limited skill-set, and has an egocentric demeanor. She ignores evidence, and is fairly incompetent. She should be re-assessed or re-assigned, based on her lack of ability to perform.