Hon. John C. Gastelum See Rating Details
Superior Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.7 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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 C. Gastelum


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4692
Rating:Not Rated
Comment CA4616 was either written by the judge himself or one of his relatives!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4616
A review of this judge's work product from 2013 reveals that he is an extraordinarily industrious and precise legal jurist, while simultaneously writing with a creative flair that is a pleasure to read.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4271
Not a scholarly judge, and he plays favorites.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4207
I found Judge Gastelum to be incapable of understanding basic concepts like statutes of limitations and judicial admissions. He seems to be a decent fellow, but he would be more suited to small claims court than the civil unlimited panel.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2601
Rating:Not Rated
Painfully slow to rule on submitted matters....

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2505
Well prepared, seems to read everything and has an agreeable demeanor. Issues detailed and thoughtful tentative rulings on l/m but will still hear you out.