Hon. Earl H. Maas III See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Diego County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.1 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. Earl H. Maas III


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6366
I hope this well positioned judge gets removed from his unopposed position before he makes a wrong decision in a life and death case like in my case. He must hate renters rights. After 3 raw sewage spills because landlord failed to fix the plumbing, renter was blamed for putting wet wipes in the septic while 3 families drained into it. Maas made renter fix it. Landlord illegally attached garage apartment to renters utilities without notice but renter never got compensated. This is a judge with bad decisions. Use a jury around him. He has no mechanical ability or comprehension. Neither does he use normal common logical sense.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2920
Judge Maas is biased against lawyers trained at Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College.


Comment #: CA2626
Rating:Not Rated
This judge refused to disclose his monetary interest in a insurance defense law firm Thompson & Allesio who represented a lawyer for malpractice. Maas used his influence and friends on the bench to sabotage the case in his law firm's favor.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1187
I only appeared once before him. Excellent demeanor and sharp, but didn't seem particularly well-prepared, although very conversant with the applicable law, and appeared very practical, get-down-to the-issues type.