Hon. Efren N. Iglesia See Rating Details
Superior Court
Monterey County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.3 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. Efren N. Iglesia



Comment #: CA8539
He prejudged a matter before the hearing, ruling against the party who, by all the evidence, should have prevailed. He held a sham hearing but would not hear oral argument. It was just to make a show of due process where there was none. He met with the prevailing party's counsel prior to the hearing, ex parte. Looks like this judge is a sell-out. Do not re-elect him!! He's a menace.


Comment #: CA3755
He does not appear to have the depth of understanding nor intellect a judge should: wonder how he made his way so far. He favored a young man who keeps his bit bulls on a 1' tether, that "he loves his animals" rather than stand on the side of the police when his pit bull was found at the local high school, let alone without tags. "Keep in the bathroom" when doggies bark too much...ha, these dogs have NEVER been allowed inside even the garage! Not a realistic man let alone, judge. As said, AVOID HIM and think twice to rehire/vote in office. Perhaps he would be best in an office pushing paper.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1939
A nice enough person but lacks the intellect to be a judge. Avoid him