Hon. Samuel Diaz, Jr. See Rating Details
Superior Court
Riverside County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.7 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   9.0 - 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. Samuel Diaz, Jr.



Comment #: CA16488
Rating:Not Rated
This judge seems very pro DA and state, even seems to go out of his way to shut down defense.


Comment #: CA14373
Very fair and evenhanded judge.


Comment #: CA9667
Served on a jury with Judge Diaz presiding. He was very fair and did not seem to favor one attorney over the other. Although, we were late getting started on several occasions he was very apologetic for keeping us waiting due to circumstances beyond his control. He was very sympathetic towards the jury as this was a difficult case relating to child abuse. He has my respect as a judge and I would not mind serving in his court again.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8202
Total little mans syndrome here. The first thing this troll tried to impress on me was how he used to practice in Federal Court and how he was an ex Criminal defense lawyer yet he was so far up the State's and cops rectum throughout trial it was obvious he was a lousy P.D. Sure enough, I asked around and he was a total dumptruck Public Defender. He has no business being on the bench. Paper this fool.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6393
Pompous jerk. Not intelligent, lazy, rude to counsel and defendants, late, arrogant, chip on shoulder, was an awful public defender

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5004
This man has no business being a judge. He is an arrogant, mean-spirited condescending jerk who favors the prosecution. Stay away if you can.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4865
He is an arrogant, reactionary punk who plays favorites among attorneys, who is hostile to pro per defendants, and who defaults in the direction of power and away from liberty. He has no business being on the bench in this Republic.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4748
This guy is a strange one. He can be very understanding to juveniles, and can go completely off the hook in all other areas. He seems to have a dislike of Caucasians, and appears to show a bias in favor of Hispanics. I have appeared before him three times, and each time has been a negative experience for me. I finally decided that I had to paper him on all future hearings.