Hon. Robert S. Boyd See Rating Details
Superior Court
Sonoma County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.7 - 3 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)

What others have said about Hon. Robert S. Boyd


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8512
This is the worst judge working. He should not be working as a judge - his views are biased, he refuses to take other people's views into consideration and accepts lies as truth which hurts others considerably. He is very dishonest and makes no bones about it.'
Uses his position to show favortism of
his cronies.


Comment #: CA5469
Rating:Not Rated
This judge should have retired years ago. Very forgetful. Can't make a decision. Lets the trial go on and on. Very hard for him to follow his own rules. Bad lawyers will love him. He is just to soft on everyone. Wont impose sanctions or hold anyone accountable. Everyone agrees but won't speak up against a sitting judge. I feel sorry for people going through a divorce and get assigned this judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4149
A very sweet man. He really wants to do the right thing. But, he's "in over his head" and seems to have some difficulty in grappling with some fairly straightforward legal concepts.