Hon. John L. Flynn III See Rating Details
Superior Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.1 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   9.0 - 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. John L. Flynn III



Comment #: CA8737
Rating:Not Rated
The one court date he was actually present he didn't want to hear the trial and had us reschedule for 2 months later. He has since cancelled on us twice. So a case that has been ready since November is now not being heard until July....if he keeps the date. His delays are costing us a ton of money and headaches. We just want to be heard and move on with our lives. Seems crazy HE keeps cancelling on us and pushing us back 3 months each time. Not loving him at this point. If we ever get heard it will interesting to see how he rules. Family court is horrible!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3890
Strong minded. Makes laws by himself.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3888
Bad judge. Makes laws on the bench. Looks polite and nice, but is actually much nastier than he looks.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA503
Hard to sway him at all. Set on his ideas. Pro-prosecution.


Comment #: CA401
Sat in the courtroom today for most of the day in room C-48. Heard about 10 cases. I admire his patience when hearing what the defendant (or plantiff) has to say. In some cases I felt he was almost too nice. One lady had a 90-day suspension on her CA state bar license and he was making sure she wasn't violating this and acting as a defendant and not an attorney while she was defending a small claims suit against herself. Then she broke down and needed two more weeks to prepare because of stress and "mental illness." He granted it! I feel sorry for any plantiff that has to come back again just to have their case heard.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA123
Had a civil trial with him within the last month. The judge handled the case superbly, even though it was complicated. Very fair and even-handed.