Hon. Dennis W. Hayashi See Rating Details
Superior Court
Alameda County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.8 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 rating(s)
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* 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. Dennis W. Hayashi



Comment #: CA28737
Stupid and biased. Maybe too stupid to know he is biased.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA28348
This judge is too one-sided and stupid to be a judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA23766
Created new legal standards in order to rule in favor of opposing party. I wouldn't believe a sitting judge could be so incompetent if I didn't see it with my own eyes.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA17399
Completely lacks a basic understanding of the law.


Comment #: CA12000
Rating:Not Rated
How can my brother be evicted when he was not a tenant while being in possession for 15-years? This is an outright criminal act and that the judges get away with almost everything because even the appeals court does not like to overrule the state court judges. this certainly appears to be an unjust system because nobody review’s the judge’s findings before it becomes a final order; so, they apparently do what they want. Here are some facts.
1. Judge Dennis Hayashi, in the adverse possession case, stated that he would not overrule Robert Freedman’s Judgment. Judge Robert Freedman stated in his ruling we have no chance to prevail at trial as my brother be the equable owners of the subject property and dismissed the Lis pendens in the adverse possession case, although the heirs met all five elements of adverse possession. On 3/15/2017 Hayashi recused himself, implying he was biased, but stepped back in the case the following week on 3/22/2017.