Hon. Raquel A. Marquez See Rating Details
Superior Court
Riverside County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.3 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Raquel A. Marquez


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA31565
Very pleasant personality but very inconsistent. She is also easily misled by counsel.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA29557
Does not follow the law. Or does not read the law. Either way, you cannot predict how she will rule, other than to get it wrong. She is just awful.


Comment #: CA20084
Was very pleasant and a nice person. However the worst judge I have ever seen. Never felt so victimized by a judge that clearly did not understand what she was even ruling on. Have never had such a terrible experience or dealing in the legal system. No words can express the unfair, biased approach this judge brought to the court room.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA14858
Judge Marquez and is very nice and pleasant personally. She is, however, incapable of understanding more complex issues in civil litigation. In our case, she developed an affinity for the other side and her rulings were one-sided to the point of being clear errors of law. During argument, it was apparent that she did not understand the legal issues. I will 170.6 her every time. I agree with the other negative comments and dispute one reviewer's statement about her knowledge of the rules of evidence. She allowed inadmissible hearsay evidence on a critical issue in the case as well as other evidentiary mistakes regarding party admissions.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12923
Shockingly biased in favor of Hispanic plaintiff. There were no less than 5 major instances of improper commentary during trial and one-sided rulings, but the most egregious example involved her offering completely inappropriate commentary during jury instructions.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11514
Very disorgnazed and seems to be putout if she has to do any work or put any thought into a matter. Will say one thing and do something else. Very poor memory!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6316
For any attorney practicing in Riverside County, Judge Marquez is a breath of fresh air. Her knowledge of the rules of evidence is superb. She allows attorneys to try cases without interference while at the same time controlling the pace of the trial and keeping out of line attorneys in check. Her temperament is amazing even in the face of attorneys who try her patience.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5341
A very good and fair Judge