Hon. Rosemary T. McGuire See Rating Details
Superior Court
Fresno County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.2 - 4 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Rosemary T. McGuire


Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA42316
She is courteous to everyone, patient, and many things you want but she forgets things that happened minutes ago. Really hard to try a case when your judge can't remember her own rulings.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA27888
I was the defendant. Plaintiff was Indepedent Contractor for the City. She was impatient not just with me, but with most everyone. Scolded me like a child for putting HER in this difficult position? And like With the rest of the good citizens below...she ignored the law and gave no reasoning or explanation for her very Pro bootlicker decision. Should she retire? Definetly! Problem is.. We could get someone even worse.
My advice! Wake up people?!? Tell any one and everyone about this site! Let the poor saps with court date coming up about this site! Tell everyone that's had a bad shake in court about this site. Post a review. It's never too late.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA25476
I need help she decided that I should pay $8500 for nothing but a sleep study. I received no machine or anything but a bill for one; that was $5500 after they told me there would be no out of pocket expense. I declined the machine because I could not afford, how can they force this cost on me or the diagnosis, I have spent over $500 on court fees already now they won the lawsuit for lawyer fees, court fees, and interest. $8500 life-changing. So unfair I'm having nightmares of shooting this place up!!!!! I am not even sure if I pay this I will get the machine so confused!!!! Ironically I'm losing sleep and it is making me a very angry person. can anyone advise?

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA15336
It is shocking that a trial judge would rely on a research attorney to evaluate a motion without the judge themselves having reviewed the law. Not only did the judge not understand oral argument she acknowledged not having reviewed the papers but asked no questions. This was the worst hearing ever given the law being totally ignored and there being no explanation for the Court's ruling. It appeared that this judge just did not care and wanted to just move the calendar along without even considering the correct legal standard. In the future I would recommend to all defense counsel to file CCP 170.6.


Comment #: CA14776
Rating:Not Rated
This lady ruined my life . She handed everything to my ex husband’s attorney and literally gave him everything he asked for .. things that were absolute ridiculous. She didn’t care about the best interest of my child . She honestly didn’t care at all about anything . It has taken years to get the situation changed. She didn’t listen to the child , or care about the situation. Quite honestly she is a terrible judge . She caused my entire family so much pain and suffereing . I’ve lost so much time with my child due to her handing everything to the other party. I’m not sure why she favors certain attornies.. New judge and EVERYTHING changed Funny how that happened. I am not sure how she sleeps at night .. but I am thankful she isn’t my
judge anymore . She is a terrible human being .


Comment #: CA14716
Rating:Not Rated
She needs to retire, she’s biased, has no best interest for the child in mind, Favors certain attorneys, in fact she let my ex husbands attorney WRITE EVERY ORDER AFTER HEARING, and “Rosie” never heard our side of the custidy evaluation, I have the transcripts, word for word of her making a ruling w/o hearing opppsing side. She purposely handled my custody and support because she was dear old family friends with my ex husbands attorney Lesley Soley! Rosemary McGuire is a nightmare, if you are stuck in her court room request another judge immediately because if you do not you are stuck
With her through your entire lifespan of your child’s life, filing after filing. And god forbid if you represent yourself, she HATES pro per. Run, run far away from her as your judge, ANYONE is better than her biased incompetent and should have retired years ago self. She was NEVER EVER even a family law attorney, she was a financial attorney! You’d think someone in her position would need some kind of knowledge of family law to be a family law judge? Nope not in Fresno county! And she was just promoted to trial
Judge! Fresno Famiky Court is a disgrace.


Comment #: CA8713
Totally biased in favor on non-supporting spouse (in my case, the wife). As a former husband, I never had a chance in her court, and I never saw any man have a chance in her court in all of the hearings that I attended.