Hon. Nathan R. Scott See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.8 - 12 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 13 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. Nathan R. Scott


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Litigant

Comment #: CA9568
Rating:8.0
Comments:
Reading some of the prior comments, It's unfortunate when people on the losing side of their case blame the judge for their bad behavior and ultimately their demise. I Have a divorce case that's been drawn out over three years. We had a recent hearing on a repudiated mediation agreement. The judge appeared clear headed, reasonable, and rational. He understood the facts, and was an excellent judge of cedibility. He was in control of his courtroom, and was fair with the witnesses. My only disappointment was his transfer to civil prior to the conclusion of my divorce.

Litigant

Comment #: CA9503
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge is horrible, hates women and has a very bad temper. He doesn't know family law well enough to be a judge. He needs to go back to school or start in a lower court. Families suffer from his decisions! He was so pro male in my divorce case it was pathetic. He even talked to my husband during a break, then acknowledged it in court and refused to recuse himself from the case. Needless to say I had to settle this case out of court at over $200k in divorce fees. He never ruled in my favor even though he should have when it came to discovery of document etc. Can't ask a Judge to recuse himself or you will pay the consequences so no justice for me.

Other

Comment #: CA8457
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He gave a full custody to a father who had been sexually abusing his daughter. After receiving documentaton from CPS workers and Police Reports. Is he a sick woman hater who enjoys making women and children suffer? It seems so. Who put this guy in charge? You made a mistake, obviously. So, why does everyone sit around and do nothing to protect these poor kids?

Other

Comment #: CA8370
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Politically driven, bias judge with no regard for the black letter of the law. Takes the easy way out. A disgrace to justice and the court system.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA7907
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He's beyond scary. He took my daughter away from me and she is devastated and suffering. He ruined my life and my kids. I'm so sorry. I wish there was something to be done. I watched him in open court hand custody to a father even though the mother, the child's therapist, and CPS said the child was abused.

He's out for blood in regards to taking custody from mothers.

Other

Comment #: CA7857
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Hes scary, mean and appears it is obvious he hates women, big ego and he has my life in his hands right now. I am scared to death because these blogs confirm what I have thought all along. He is the worst judge I could have gotten. He does not care about law. He scares me because he appears to just rule based on his day and not on the law!!!!

Other

Comment #: CA7841
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Be very careful as a woman with this judge. It is beyond obvious he dislikes women and guides the men in questioning with open leading questions for them to sound great. Even if there's proof of lies, abuse etc it won't be viewed. The woman won't be questioned and the very person who almost took her life still gets the control and his narcissistic ego further stroked by an equally arrogant judge. Very immature extremely disturbing all around.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7554
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Nathan Scott should be removed from family law. He should be sent to oversee Worker's Compensation cases, or somewere far away from the lives of children and families. He is insecure, rude, arrogant, condescending, and does not know the law. He expects the attorneys to spoon feed him code sections and case law which he is expected to know, since he is a Family law Judge. He fails to protect children from allegations of sexual abuse. How many more children need to be victimized by his incompetence??

Other

Comment #: CA7437
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Judge Scott - gave text a book ruling for a case and did not take into account the extenuating circumstances. He is recommending that a vibrant, smart, great 11 old girl be taken away from her mom and given to her dad. She is very happy with her mom, doing great in school and is well adjusted. His logic is she needs to be with her 18 sister who is going away to college and a 17 yr. old sister. Does the judge honestly believe teenagers want to hang out with their pre-teen sister. The decision to have her live with her father will ruin the future of this child. Judge Scott reverse your decision on the Pugh case before you destroy the future of this 11 yr old!

Litigant

Comment #: CA7279
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Nathan Lane disregards COURT APPOINTED psych reports, testimony of CPS and police staff and gives visitation to admitted pedophiles.
Run for your damn life do NOT under any circumstance allow your case to be heard by him. Call for his disbarring and jail time for Scott.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7266
Rating:3.5
Comments:
No regard for pro per.
If his honor desires lit, go on the Civil side.
Rude to parties. Threatens parties from the bench at check-in.
Doesn't do all of his homework.
Does not behave like a judge but more like an trial attorney.
Former Sr. Appellate Attorney to 4-3, but not getting the learning curve in Super Court.

Other

Comment #: CA6907
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He is a very rude person, it seems he does not like women and he gives favoritism to men. He does not listen in court, he makes his decision wrong or right and does not care to fix it, as a result a wife beater that wants to continue the abuse does not pay child support and Mr Scott is OK with that because he let him. Well done sir... explain that to the hungry kids!

Other

Comment #: CA6512
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Horrible Judge. Has no regard for children and the harm he's putting them in. Should not be allowed to make decisions for young children. Does not care if there are CPS cases, does not care about the best interest of the child. Embarrassment to the system.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6488
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He is in Family Law. Very immature. If you represent husband you are better off. Doesn't seem to have a clue but certainly does show bias. No regard for protecting children even when a mandated reporter gets involved.

Prosecutor

Comment #: CA6323
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Completely inept at handling child involved cases. Wondering who this judge knows and how he got this seat. He is dangerous and wondering how many children will die under his watch.
Inability to practice the law fairly and with bias.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA6238
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Unprofessional and biased against women.
Immature and does not know what he is doing.
Disregard for the law.
Unfair.
Biased.
Racist.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA6237
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Immature, foolish, Inept, unsophisticated, nervous judge who seems unsure of himself at all times. Biased and unfair. Goes against cps advice and federally mandated reporters warnings. Immature.

Litigant

Comment #: CA6235
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Join he class action lawsuit to disbar this judge

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA6234
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Call the California bar and get this judge disbarred ASAP.

Litigant

Comment #: CA6233
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Disbar this judge.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA6232
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Recuse yourself sir from your seat. Shameful bias towards men and blatant disregard for the health and welfare of minors.
Class action to disbar this judge imminent.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6231
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Disgraceful uneven distribution of justice.
Disbar this judge before a child is killed under his watch.
How did this judge get appointed? He is a disgrace to all Hispanics everywhere. Morally bankrupt.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6230
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Demonstrates extreme bias against women and has no consideration for the safety or welfare of minor children.
Has this judge been investigated to see he many children have died under his watch?

Court Staff

Comment #: CA6229
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Based and does not provide fair and equitable justice to women.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA6228
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Not fair, biased against women. Racist. Masochist. Where did this judge come from he is illiterate and irrational.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6227
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Disbar this judge

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4960
Rating:1.3
Comments:
He is very insecure in himself and how he is being viewed by older attorneys, to the point where he can get defensive and lash out. He makes too many mistakes.