Hon. Richard Y. Lee See Rating Details
Superior Court
Orange County
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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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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA32620
Worked for Paul Hastings as a defense lawyer should definitely be challenged with any employment FEHA cases. Though other OC judges have had past defense employment experience if you are reading this for Wrongful termination or FEHA case, challenge him immediately and seek a new judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA25445
Judge Lee is a petty dictator. His only goal is to encourage submission of all before him and to profit from aligning with powerful interests present in his courtroom. His only concerns relate to things that revolve around his personal beliefs and experience. Civil cases appear to almost be a joke to him, presumably because he was such an accomplished US attorney (eye roll). Plaintiff's discovery? Why bother. Sanctions to offset unethical conduct by a defense attorney? Don't be rude, this is civil court! All of his rulings are designed to discourage resort to the courts, presumably, with the hope that everyone on his calendar will just go away. His caprice is only out shined by his ineptitude, and don't you dare point out when he is wrong because it is illegal to disagree with a judge (eye roll).