Hon. Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr. See Rating Details
Superior Court
Fresno County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.5 - 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. Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr.


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6077
Great trial judge. Knows Evidence better than nearly everyone, researched questions when called on it, willing to make a tough call when necessary and follows the law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4958
He awarded $3 million in punitive damages and $500,000 in damages to his friend's client. He did not disclose his Facebook activity with his friend prior to this.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1129
I have appeared before him in both criminal and civil cases. I have seen him make decisions which were independent and sometimes difficult, decisions in which lesser lights would acquiesce to political expedience. He is independent. I also watched him conduct a trial with an emotional but articulate pro-per. He had the patience of Job; although he took it under submission I'm betting he ruled for the pro-per and against the corporation, based upon the questions he asked the litigants, a rare thing these days.