Hon. John D. Molloy See Rating Details
Superior Court
Riverside County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.4 - 3 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. John D. Molloy


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10308
In my opinion this judge is plagued by bias, prejudgment, lack of preparedness and overall inability to decide an issue properly and promptly, often continuing hearings over and over. What is worse in my opinion is that he does not always care to follow legal precedent. I can't wait for the 1st of the year when we get our new judge in dept.3 of Riverside court. My advice is to avoid Judge Molloy at all costs

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8495
This guy is a strange one to say the least. I always cringe when I get ex DDA's in civil court, and for good reason; they are not well rounded or knowledgeable in civil law; tend to be extremely bias in favor of government defendants and will shout to anyone who will listen that they "know the law". Molloy did not disappoint me in my prediction. Although he seemed somewhat thorough and knowledgeable in the beginning of the case, as it wore on it became obvious he was a pretender, trying to keep up but woefully lacking in the required intelligence, intellect and acumen required of even an average civil judge. I tired to give him two stars in certain areas, but even that was difficult...Paper him before it's too late.


Comment #: CA8347
unlawful and bais

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5471
I appeared before Judge Molloy once. He knew the papers and the law inside and out. He got right to the point, allowed counsel to respond fully, and responded in kind. He struck me as very intelligent, fair, diligent, and amicable. I look forward to appearing in front of him again.