Hon. Craig L. Griffin See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.6 - 5 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. Craig L. Griffin


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6089
Rating:7.0
Comments:
Judge Griffin is a very fair judge. I was defendant in a pro per suit and it seemed that he felt bad for the plaintiff and lack of familiarity with the legal process. So it seemed he was trying to help out the plaintiff more than he should. He listens to all sides no matter how long it takes.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5489
Rating:3.5
Comments:
He does not seem to really understand civil procedure and has difficulty grasping arguments. His rulings are poorly reasoned -- he does not seem to think things through.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4309
Rating:4.3
Comments:
A very nice guy who knows little about civil (as opposed to criminal, he says) litigation, cannot manage a civil trial, and has poor evidence skills. How he was law review is a mystery.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4289
Rating:3.9
Comments:
Complains about his work load and seemingly punishes someone who brings a motion. Very affable and cordial, but not hardworking.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3915
Rating:4.5
Comments:
A lovely man who has had a good deal of criminal trial experience, but little civil, and is more interested in protecting his record than keeping lawyers in check. Don't have him for a trial judge for a few years.