Hon. Stephen D. Schuett See Rating Details
Superior Court
Kern County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.9 - 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Stephen D. Schuett



Comment #: CA21322
Rating:Not Rated
This thug in a robe allowed the court to delete parts of the court record, allow a defendant to respond to a stricken third amended complaint with another defendant at the same exact moment, moving to dismiss the complaint for failure to make an fourth amended complaint! Don't tell me that this judge is honorable. He's a crook that needs to be thrown off the bench!


Comment #: CA14369
Rating:Not Rated
A thug with a black robe. Absolutely lacks the temperament to be an effective judge, and has repeatedly demonstrated poor control of his court via an endless series of continuations. It is tough for most people to have to go to court, and to be subjected to an abusive and caustic judge is just too much. I am not sure what you are so angry about or where your life went wrong, but don't take it out on the people you are supposed to serve.


Comment #: CA11626
Rating:Not Rated
How is it possible that he is a family court judge? He has no children!
Total devastation in my case.
Husband got away with everything after 3.5 years and $40,000. Spent to have a fair judgment
Life goes on!
Relieved to hear he will not hear my continuing case 6 years later


Comment #: CA10340
Horribly biased. I heard that he is leaving the bench and that is a good thing for the family law courts. Good riddance!


Comment #: CA9979
I rate it very unfair to the mothers and children. He makes it seem Like he is there for the mothers but really he is out for the fathers

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8335
Hands down one of the best Judges you will ever run into; I have handles multiple family law matters in front of him and whether he rules against or for me, he has been correct in his ruling. Very good judicial temper, extremely smart and very courteous and professional. I wish we had multiple judges like him.