Hon. Mark A. Talamantes See Rating Details
Superior Court
Marin County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.7 - 5 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. Mark A. Talamantes


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7080
Horrible judge. Very limited ability. Does not grasp or comprehend issues. Petty, arbitrary and capricious. Worst judge imaginable. Should not be a judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6281
Clearly Judge Talamantes was a former civil litigator. Well versed on civil procedure and can handle complex matters. Trial was efficient. Good with the jury. Well prepared and on top of it. Mild-mannered.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6176
A comfortable courtroom with the opportunity to be heard. Didn't get everything I wanted, but got a fair shake. Well prepared - he knew my case, facts and the law. Pushes settlement.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5759
run the other way. unprepared, uninformed and does not bother to be, do not expect hard decisions or his time. 170.6. what a disappointment, others are better.