Hon. Glenda Sanders See Rating Details
Superior Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 9 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   8.0 - 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. Glenda Sanders


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA27614
She is the greatest thing since sliced bread

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA25089
Judge Sanders is right up there with the best judges I've appeared before in the last 40 years. Thoughtful, whip-smart, always up to speed on your case and temperamentally sound, she is really a cut above. She doesn't suffer fools gladly, though, so be prepared, candid and ready to argue your position.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA23493
Undoubtedly the absolute worst judge I have encountered in over three decades of civil trial practice. She does not read the papers, does not understand complex issues, is forgetful of important facts, is grossly untimely in rendering decisions, and is openly biased.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8857
Thoughtful, smart. Feels justice in her heart.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4161
This judge is humorless, aloof, soulless, and a stickler for minutia. However, her rulings are well-annotated. She is often absent.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3611
Very even handed. Fair. Knowledgable.


Comment #: CA3251
She seemed fair and reasonable. Things needed to go her way, but she was not overbearing.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2382
The comments of the negative commentator must be born of resentment over a decision that did not go his or her way.
I simply can't comprehend he/she/ they could be speaking about the same judge. I found Judge sanders to be fair, open to oral argument, smart, articlulate, demanding of attorneys that the research they do is competent but very even handed. She has a superb demeanor. In control but never irascible.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1739
My experience with Judge Sanders is diametrically opposite the prior commentator's. I've found her fair, knowledgeable, and patient with counsel, but unwilling to cater to gamesmanship, incompetence, and unnecessary delays.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1519
Judge Sanders is perhaps one of the worst judges on the bench. She will ask you a question and while you are answering her question, she cuts you off. Every time we appear before her, all of the counsel have a post-hearing meeting to discuss how screwy she is. Do yourself a favor, file a 170.6 motion.