Hon. John S. Meyer See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
San Diego County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.4 - 2 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. John S. Meyer


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4727
Rating:3.6
Comments:
Judge Meyer makes up his mind in the first few minutes of a case. To his credit, he still has somewhat of an open mind, but the burden is on you to show that he was wrong -- even if the law puts the burden on the other side. He is always concerned about time, and cuts off witnesses and evidence that he doesn't care about, or that don't support his decision.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1188
Rating:5.3
Comments:
I have have mixed experiences. One good, one awful. Once he gets an opinion, he pretty much sticks with it and then crafts the facts to fit it. Seems like he tries to make the right call, even if its wrong. Generally made good evidentiary calls at trial. Lacked decisiveness on pretrial matters. Overall, I probably would not want to appear before him again.