Hon. Ronald L. Styn See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Diego County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.3 - 9 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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. Ronald L. Styn


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA29379
I've appeared before Judge Styn many times on both the Plaintiff and Defendant side of the lectern. I find him to be extremely even tempered and prepared. Whether I prevail or not I always feel he's at least thoroughly read the papers and makes his ruling based upon reasonable interpretations of the facts and law. He's very flexible with scheduling and getting things done in a productive manner. He's one of the judges I hope to pull when I receive a notice of case assignment. Good Judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA27521
I've appeared before Styn on both the plaintiffs' side and defense side and in small matters as well as large ones. He does not seem to favor plaintiff or defense, read the moving papers, asks insightful questions about authority in your papers, and makes smart, well-educated rulings (and I'm saying that even though he has not always ruled in my favor). At the end of the day, he's a very fair and reasonable judge.


Comment #: CA25307
This Judge ruined my whole life. He decided to close the case without evaluating the case. Even during the trial, he said this is a complicated case but he even did not bother to study the case. I'm crying every day and I can not believe justice can not be served even in the US.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA17167
He is the worst judge I have ever had the misfortune of appearing in front of. He decides issues without reading the case law or evaluating the issues. If he decided he does not like you then he does everything he can to ensure you lose. He is awful. He is the essence of where our system goes wrong because he does not do justice. He does what he wants and that is not justice.


Comment #: CA14663
Rating:Not Rated
Judge seems apt to snap decisions without fully inquiring, exploring or allowing both sides to present argument. He was confused about the facts, and rather than seek clarity said "we don't have time" and made a snap decision. The Plaintiff's attorney had to interrupt the judge after he had made a decision in order to get the judge to reconsider the decision made.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11834
Dithering idiot who does not seem to know the law, and who openly expresses personal opinions about the parties and the facts. He needs to retire NOW.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11218
I have won cases and lost cases. He is thoughtful and fair.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10550
Styn used to be a good judge. Now he's just cranky and makes snap rulings without considering or listening to the full facts. .6

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10452
Fair and friendly judge for stipulation agreement. Is not bias and generally like when parties work it out on their own without going to trial.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7073
Look up "judicial temperment" in the dictionary and you'll find a picture of Judge Styn


Comment #: CA4783
Judge Styn is the worst judge that I have ever encountered. He allowed his personal (and entirely unfounded) animus towards me to stipulate that I would never be allowed to testify in his court room. In doing so, he denied a severely injured plaintiff a relevant witness.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2181
One of the best judges in San Diego civil. Smart guy, fair, even-handed.