Hon. Marie S. Weiner See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
San Mateo County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.3 - 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. Marie S. Weiner


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4791
Rating:1.7
Comments:
If you are a defendant, stay at least 300 yards away from this crazy former associate at Cotchett, Pitre, & Illston. She thinks that she is "brilliant," and makes up incredible and illusory "evidence" to support her beliefs. Read Asahi Kasei Pharma v. Actelion as Exhibit One of her crazy ideas. The only thing crazier is Judge Bruiniers upholding her decision for the moment -- hopefully, a degree of sanity will be restored by the Supreme Court.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1085
Rating:8.5
Comments:
As a long ago past member of the Plaintiff’s Bar some over reach and think she sometimes leans towards Defendants in order to appear fair minded. However, this attorney has only seen her remain neutral. She doesn’t suffer fools, or attorneys who waste the Court's time with endless motions, gladly.

A higher Court, once choose only those bits and pieces of her words, from a transcript, to bolster its opinion. Ironically, the underlying message of that opinion has long been this Judge's quiet distain. Again it had to do with waste, here wasting time.

She's never appeared to be anything but neutral and without agenda. She expects litigants/attorneys to be prepared, polite to her staff, and live or die on the authenticated and substantiated merits of their cases.

She will, at times, enter into a situation in order to insure, to the best of her ability, that her courtroom, meters out even handed rulings. She doesn’t bend. She always does her homework.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA409
Rating:8.8
Comments:
I've found Judge Weiner to be a fair jurist. She doesn’t like the court's time to be wasted.
She is patient with a variety of idiosyncratic attorneys, both plaintiff's and defendant's. Remember, she has likely known, either as an attorney or presided over as a judge, most attorneys in her county with six digit bar numbers who were admitted only when she became a judge in the middle of the 100,000 -199,999 allotted numbers. She is still as young as or younger than many lawyers in that county. She is most knowledgeable and doesn’t take sides. Administering the law well in San Mateo County is her only agenda. If you go for an ex parte order, you'll rarely see her in person. The end result may appear unusual or odd (such as a backhanded granting of an application, which never seems to be her manner as she's very direct in person to counsel). Ask whoever gave you her decision or order, as politely as possible, "Did the judge type this order herself, or did she draft an order which someone else processed?"