Hon. Peter J. Wilson See Rating Details
Superior Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.2 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 2 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. Peter J. Wilson


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12954
Wilson is very arrogant and appears to know the law, but almost just lacks common sense and lacks the ability to discern improper evidence before the court. He will take a counsel's side and stick with it so don't expect fairness. He is up on appeal a lot and I've seen him hand really blind and terrible rulings to a lot of colleague's cases.

Peter Wilson and his wife who I believe is also a judge in OC Superior are politically connected. They hob knob with certain attorneys regularly and parties and there is a favortism in his court for those counsel.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12484
Judge Wilson was a pleasure to try a case before. He was involved in the case (bench trial), and during closing arguments asked numerous questions (similar to appellate practice). He made thoughtful rulings on objections (he did not just sustain or overrule). Know your facts and law when you try a case in front of him and you will enjoy the experience.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA12262
Smart, evaluates and rules with the law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10345
Judge Wilson is one of the two or three best judges in superior court. I had a complex matter before him that took considerable time to learn, and he knew it as well as the attorneys. Brilliant, fair, scholarly, even-tempered and lawyer-friendly. He understands that sometime we have trouble with client management and tries to make things better, not worse. I've been a lawyer almost 40 years and I'm hard to impress, but I wish we could clone him.


Comment #: CA9479
Peter Wilson is totally wery unfair and he judged on his personal like of women. ( We can call him a women favor judge). I am a disable US Vet and I were totally judge unfair even I have all the devidences document. Even I were very weak due to my medical condition ( I must not appear and due to my medical condition) but that is not the case. How Peter Wilson become judge????? If I feel well, I will go on strike against Peter Wilson to let the public know about him. DOWN WITH PETER WILSON.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8033
Judge Wilson is someone you may want to avoid. He is unfair and not even handed in his rulings.


Comment #: CA7412
Awesome! No judgement yet so not biased. Judge Wilson let both parties get all their points out. He added questions-gave both sides opportunity to counter the other. Demeanor/attitude outstanding. Don't see how a Judge can be better.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7076
My only comment is that I am a novice trial lawyer and this Judge was obviously annoyed at my lack of experience and expertise. Obviously knowledgeable but if you are inexperienced at litigation beware!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6367
Very fair, scholarly and even-tempered jurist. Originally from South Africa and worked in civil rights. He carefully considered all arguments and wasn't afraid to pull out the Rutter guide to research an issue in open court. He ruled partially against and partially in favor of my client. I could not have felt bad regardless of how he ruled; all I know is that he carefully considered and each issue and calmly gave each attorney ample opportunity to argue. If you have a good case and are a good lawyer legal, I think you will have drawn a great judge if you get Peter J. Wilson.