Hon. Cheryl Mills See Rating Details
Superior Court
Contra Costa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.4 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Cheryl Mills


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4801
She is very disliked by much of the Bar. She has a bad attitude, and comes off as aloof.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3192
Insecure due to stupidity, and celebrates form over substance to mask her lack of basic comprehension. She is married to a judge who was publicly chastised for rudeness to defense lawyers; and based upon my experience with her, I would anticipate that she has a happy marriage founded on shared contempt for others.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3050
Worst judge in history. A true embarassment to the bench. In 25 years of civil litigation, I have not seen a worse judge.


Comment #: CA1721
Virulently anti plaintiff.
Attempts to craft rulings that condemn plaintiff's counsel to a long career
in front of the court of appeals.
Sometimes, however, her overweening
desire to eviscerate a plaintiff's case leads her to self disqualifying errors.
Another example of why there should more civil litigators appointed to the bench ranther than former prosecutors.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA177
A nitwit.