Hon. Henry J. Walsh See Rating Details
Superior Court
Ventura County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.1 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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. Henry J. Walsh



Comment #: CA8190
Judge Walsh is bias, discriminates, plays favorites, makes inapporpreiate comments, and overall you feel like justice is only justice according to the Judge. The Judge makes his own rules according to what he wants to do. He does not do his homework, he does not read his notes and he changes his mind from day to day.
Judge Walsh crosses over the line of Church and State.


Comment #: CA6725
Subjugates law for religious belief holding that teachers at a religious backed secular pre-school are the same as clergy, and that teachers at such a place can be fired for not holding the same religious belief as the institution. Should not be on the bench, regardless of past accomplishment or education.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3225
Judge Walsh was generally down-to-earth, fair and hard-working. He found the plaintiff in my case to be a vexatious litigant and had the courage to grant me attorney fees on the defense. Plaintiff appealed and the Court of Appeals upheld Walsh, issuing a stinging rebuke to plaintiff. He can be gruff and impatient. He groused at me as much as at opposing counsel. But I found him to be willing to make the hard calls and do the right thing when it counted. For that reason, I wouldn't hesitate to appear before him again on any matter.