Hon. Corey Scott Cramin See Rating Details
Superior Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.6 - 10 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Corey Scott Cramin


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11938
When he was a commissioner handling UD actions he was very one-sided. I will agree with those comments. However, handling civil actions, he is one of the few judges who is not only pleasant, but even handed. It's refreshing these days to even have a judge like this.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8367
In 33 years plus in OC, this is one of the worst judges around. Does not read any papers and is totally unprepared. I have been an attorney and litigant in front of him. Although he is pleasant, he just seems lazy and unprepared.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8015
Any collection defendant should file an affidavit of prejudice against this judge. He used to be even handed and apply the law and follow the evidence code, then suddenly something happened to him, just before the collection courts became consolidated and he became essentially the only limited jurisdiction collection judge handling all the cases in the county and rapidly handing out judgments to all debt buyers, even those without proper evidence.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6477
Judge Cramin never lets me talk. He usually doesn't read the papers. His clerk will even look at you like you are nuts if you give them papers to read. He then takes the bench with no understanding and refuses to listen. After trying to get a word in edge wise, if you can finally get through to him, he'll do the right thing, though.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5316
There's very good reason that he's stuck in "limited civil" -- the tiny cases. Because he does not have the respect of his colleagues on the bench. There are good reasons for that.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5314
Is buddy-buddy with certain attorneys who appear regularly in his courtroom. When those attorneys appear, whatever they claim, they get. The judge acts as their advocate, not as a judge at all, no matter the facts or the law. BEWARE THIS JUDGE!!!! Will be dinged henceforth and here forward in all cases. He is a serious problem for the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4890
He is a great judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4781
I saw him recently. He is a good civil judge, who reads the cases and the papers.


Comment #: CA4754
He is not a proper judge. He is a landlord himself, who rules however he feels (and he always sides with the landlord), disregarding procedure, law, evidence and testimony. He is rude and condescending, and does not deserve to be on the bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA1926
He has been banished to the nether regions for good reason. He is horrible.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1341
Judge Cramin is an excellent civil judge, who I have experienced both at Central Santa Ana and Laguna Hills courthouses. He is sharp on civil issues and reads cases--a real plus. Don't know why he is in Laguna Hills. A keeper.