Hon. Timothy B. Taylor See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
San Diego County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.4 - 14 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Timothy B. Taylor


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5852
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The most prejudice , arrogant , biased , untrustworthy corrupt individual I've ever appeared before. He has an agenda , makes up his own rules and is a disgrace to the judiciary . The sooner he is impeached the better . He is no judge , rather a person cloaked in a black robe of immunity from violating basic constitution rights . More specifically , the fundamental right of meaningful access to court . If you are assigned to this person , strike him immediately or you will sorry. He is not qualified to judge a coin toss .

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5851
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The most prejudice , arrogant , biased , untrustworthy corrupt individual I've ever appeared before. He has an agenda , makes up his own rules and is a disgrace to the judiciary . The sooner he is impeached the better . He is no judge , rather a person cloaked in a black robe of immunity from violating basic constitution rights . More specifically , the fundamental right of meaningful access to court . If you are assigned to this person , strike him immediately or you will sorry. He is not qualified to judge a coin toss .

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4858
Rating:3.8
Comments:
He is very smart and hardworking. He is intellectually dishonest in support of the result which he wishes in a given matter. He is unnecessarily unpleasant and uncivil to counsel. He has to show everyone that he is the smartest guy in the room. He is eager to punish and chastise lawyers for perceived deviations from standards, but blind to his own deviations. There is an anger there -- a chip on his shoulder.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4750
Rating:1.3
Comments:
Perhaps Judge Taylor suffers from testosterone poisoning? He thinks that because he is smart, his views are superior to the law, so he ignores the law. He is rude and complains about being overworked, and therefore feels entitled to push issues out the door without providing due process. This, of course, creates more work for the court system -- i.e., cleaning up his errors. He will make up his mind based upon hearing one side, without evidence, and will act without jurisdiction. I prevailed on more than 60% of the issues I had before him. Yet I believe that he is doing a disservice to the community because he does not follow the law.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA4374
Rating:1.1
Comments:
Judge Tim Taylor is rude and condescending. He literally looks down on you from the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3971
Rating:5.0
Comments:
Be sure to arrive early. The clock is always intentionally five minutes fast!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3804
Rating:5.0
Comments:
This judge always seems to be in a perpetual state of irritability and loves to talk down to people, especially lawyers. He is smart, mind you, so be prepared for questions like: "Counsel, did you read California Rules of Court 1542.(b) before asking me that question?" He also loves to make a spectacle of you in front of your fellow attorneys. There really is no reason for him to act like this. If he hates his job so much, then perhaps he needs to go out and practice law. I'd love to see him appear before Judge Trapp. Now that would be funny!

Other

Comment #: CA3290
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Arrogant, prejudiced, angry and condescending. Enjoys belittling counsel. Couldn't have a worse temperament for a judge.

Litigant

Comment #: CA3206
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Taylor bent over backwards to make sure that I received my day in court.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3179
Rating:3.2
Comments:
Don't get me started on this guy. Immature judicial advocate. Only had a sample size of one case that lasted approximately a year, but it was enough to convince me of the need to 170.6 him if ever assigned again. While you might consider him if you have an institutional defendant, its hard to know with a guy like this whether he will take a disliking to you for some random reason. In other words, probably best to avoid like the plague.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA2933
Rating:1.8
Comments:
Nightmare. Just simply unreasonable. That feeling continues even for the practitioner who appears in front of him and is on the winning side. One would rather just obtain a fair and tempered ruling instead of being chastised when they are on a losing side of an argument.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2682
Rating:9.6
Comments:
I have had very good experiences in several civil matters before Judge Taylor. While true that he can be arrogant, he works harder than just about anyone on the bench. His tentative rulings read like an appellate decision, so you know exactly what his decision was based upon. He is willing to listen and can be flipped on his tentatives with the right arguments. I would take him over just about any judge on a complex issue. He is not afraid to make a tough call.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2681
Rating:9.6
Comments:
I have had very good experiences in several civil matters before Judge Taylor. While true that he can be arrogant, he works harder than just about anyone on the bench. His tentative rulings read like an appellate decision, so you know exactly what his decision was based upon. He is willing to listen and can be flipped on his tentatives with the right arguments. I would take him over just about any judge on a complex issue. He is not afraid to make a tough call.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2680
Rating:9.1
Comments:
Judge Taylor is a shining light in the independent calendar system in SDSC. He is hard working, knowledgeable and always prepared. You never feel that he doesn't have a solid grasp on the issues. Be prepared and you will have a good experience. I just completed a trial in his courtroom and could not have had a better judge. My client was impressed and very pleased as well.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1456
Rating:4.6
Comments:
Biased, arrogant, disdainful temperament. Horrible temperament for a judge.