Hon. Craig L. Griffin See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 4 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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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.