Hon. Jay M. Bloom See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
San Diego County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 3 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. Jay M. Bloom


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1279
Rating:4.9
Comments:
Poster child for requiring Superior Court Judges to pass a Bar Exam before subject matter appointment. He is one of the few Superior Court judges that allow attorneys freely express their client's position in open Court. Moreover, Judge Bloom represents the minority of judges that will completely reverse a tentative ruling when presented with contrary governing law. He is reflective in his decisions and is one of the few judges that actually reads counsel's submitted paperwork. However, despite his excellent judicial temperament, Judge Bloom does not possess a fundamental knowledge of California civil law! For example, Judge Bloom stated, in Court, on the record: "I do not think you can get punitive damages in a tort case". Moreover, at the same time, Judge Bloom learned, for the first time that interest on damages was a question for the jury (C.C. 3288). Both legal concepts that are first year law school teachings. Summarily, Judge Bloom should NOT be assigned civil cases, but should be assigned to death penalty appeals, which was the subject matter to which he practiced.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1261
Rating:2.8
Comments:
Has no real concept of what the practice of law is for anyone other than a govt employee--does not have a grasp of reality, law, procedure, or anything else for that matter--I tried a bench trial b/f his majesty and the evidentiary rulings were from outer space-worse his findings and the basis of his opinion were suppositions not based on facts, evidence, or recognized inferences--extremely prejudiced against plaintiff's -any plaintiff--defense atty's love him as it's so easy so say no and find against anyone with the burden of persuasion or proof-