Hon. Denine J. Guy See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Santa Cruz County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   6.0 - 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. Denine J. Guy


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Other

Comment #: CA4193
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Guy has made it a point to disrespect parents in the Juvenile Court. She seems to hear and attentively listen to county counsel, yet rolls her eyes at parents. She has no sympathy for parents when she's terminating services, rights, or even declaring a child dependent. She is very good at berating parents for who they are (and their criminal backgrounds) instead of referring to the ways that their parenting needs to improve. This is not what the justice system needs, especially not the Dependency Courts. She just needs to go back to being a prosecutor.

Other

Comment #: CA1306
Rating:9.0
Comments:
I recently participated in a child custody trial presided over by Judge Guy. I found her trial conduct and subsequent ruling to be objective, professional and empathic to all parties involved.

Other

Comment #: CA1305
Rating:9.0
Comments:
I recently participated in a child custody trial presided over by Judge Guy. I found her trial conduct and subsequent ruling to be objective, professional and empathic to all parties involved.