Hon. William D. Claster See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.9 - 3 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. William D. Claster


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5785
Rating:2.3
Comments:
I have found this judge to be simply either lazy nor does he care about rights of the defendants. He is very pro plaintiff allows counsel to lie and overlooks it right in his court room. Finally pretends to be miffed when an attorney screws up but readily forgets the next time and will gladly shift the robing responsibility to anyone that will take it on. Tis guy is a joke for a judge.

Litigant

Comment #: CA5735
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Well you would think when he takes the bench he is generally accepted by parties but the reality is this judge is easily swayed and has no real background at "Black Letter Law" Moreover he refuses to look any law up on the bench, pretending to be well versed when he is not. Finally makes remarks like: "I have a bad taste in my mouth for this civil litigant" if that's the way he feels then he should recuse himself but he has not done so. A clear violator of nothing more than being full of himself as a judge what the hell was Arnold thinking when he appointed this hack to the bench

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5734
Rating:2.6
Comments:
This judge should have stayed in private practice. He has little or no extended knowledge of issues at law. Best left to family law if that's where he came from

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5263
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Excellent judge. Listens to every side and comes to hearings extremely knowledgeable on the facts and the law that will be argued in each case. Obviously one of the brightest judges on the OCSC.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5181
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Bright, diligent, patient, listens, and highly competent.