Hon. Theodore R. Howard See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.5 - 3 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. Theodore R. Howard


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12533
Rating:4.0
Comments:
I have read cases in which he has been reversed -heard he has been reversed quite a bit but I do not know for sure - I had 3 cases where he was way way way off-nice appearance and smile but in my opinion not very smart guy and possible passive aggressive type-if he does not like you I do not think he will tell you. Cannot believe he has such high ratings below-read reversals on his cases.
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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11772
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Howard is one of the most industrious and meticulous judges I have appeared before in my 35-plus year career. He issued a detailed, eight page tentative ruling on a motion for summary judgment based on primary assumption of risk. He even considered points that neither counsel mentioned in the moving or opposition papers. He also has excellent judicial temperament.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11638
Rating:8.6
Comments:
Represented a defendant in a personal injury case that arose from a construction defect. Jury verdict for plaintiff. Judge was fair and did not favor either plaintiff or defendant. Would try any case before Judge Howard.