Hon. René Auguste Chouteau See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Sonoma County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.5 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. René Auguste Chouteau


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA9828
Rating:7.9
Comments:
Smart, patrician, likeable, well-meaning...but a hip-shooter who readily jumps to conclusions which aren't necessarily correct. He may then reverse himself. He's not particularly technical and like some of his colleagues, thinks he doesn't have to follow the rules.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7388
Rating:8.9
Comments:
A very sharp guy.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3996
Rating:2.0
Comments:
This judge was terrible, biased and slept through much of the trial.

Litigant

Comment #: CA3115
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Does respect those whom are being abused by greeding fiduciary billings. Does nothing to help them.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2111
Rating:8.8
Comments:
Don't be late.
Strongly disfavors continuances.
Likes to watch a witness testify.
Loves honest witnesses, dislikes lawyers.
Shows respect to young attorneys.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2003
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Just tried a case in front of Judge Chouteau last fall. Very capable and fair. Too bad he went back to criminal court.