Hon. Steve White See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Sacramento County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.9 - 8 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Steve White


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5312
Rating:2.5
Comments:
Very bad judge; smiling assassin who does not know the law but fools people by his apparent even-handed demeanor. Any doubts? Google "Jan Scully Steve White"

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4657
Rating:9.0
Comments:
He is an excellent judge. Despite his D.A. background, I found him to be even-handed and fair to both sides during his tenure in juvenile court. He is a very interesting guy as well. I highly recommended this judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4526
Rating:4.5
Comments:
This judge is far more biased than he thinks he is, but not nearly as bright.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4399
Rating:9.8
Comments:
This judge is respected immensely on both sides of the aisle. He was the District Attorney of Sacramento prior to his appointment to the bench, but was also given the Judge of the Year award by the criminal defense bar in 2011. That by itself speaks volumes about his character and fairness. I am in court daily, and all the attorneys I know, whether D.A.'s or defense attorneys, appreciate his intelligence, demeanor, and intellect.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4214
Rating:1.4
Comments:
I cannot fathom the other critiques - this man is an arrogant, extraordinarily biased judge. No defendant or defense attorney will be treated fairly in front of him. He is malicious. Beware

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3673
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Great judge to do trial work in front of. He is all business in and out of chambers, has a good sense of humor and treats each side with respect. Even though he was the head DA and lost re-election in a bruising contest to Jan Scully in the 1990's, he is a good judge. Although he definitely has a pro prosecution orientation, he is still fair and lets you try your case.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3636
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Fair to both sides and listens thoughtfully. He thinks before a ruling. Both qualities are becoming more rare.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA194
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Very smart, very good trial judge and very pleasant to all concerned. He knows the law well and will rule correctly on legal issues and let you try your case. In general, he will not help you to settle a case and will be somewhat harsh on sentencing, particularly in cases involving serious or violent crimes.