Hon. Bunmi O. Awoniyi See Rating Details
Superior Court
Sacramento County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.7 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 5 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. Bunmi O. Awoniyi



Comment #: CA25292
This judge needs to be disbarred she is very bias and breaks laws of the court not hearing cases where there is a conflict of interest. She takes kids and puts them I and situations she doesn't care about your kids. She just cares about what the people she knows tells her and makes judgment off knowing the other party. She k owns she wrong when she makes you wait all day to be heard so your hearing will not be on record. I hate how she brings so much misconduct in the courtroom, she should never been allowed to make decisions when it comes to people's lives and I hope she gets disbarred soon and never allowed on any bench in any courtroom the rest of her career.


Comment #: CA20039
This Judge is horrible!!! Needs to be removed put the children in the hands of an opioid addict and gambling addict Father. Also gave the father exclusive use of the house and allowed him to sit in the house for 10 months not paying the mortgage. Never asked to see his income or asked him why he could not pay the mortgage or utilities. Never ordered the children into counseling or therapy after taking them from the Mother.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA19322
Worst judge on the bench in California. Absolutely no redeeming value. She should be stripped of her judicial appointment and disbarred for gross incompetence. Everyone assigned to her court should request to disqualify her and eventually the court will need to remove her. She was already removed from family court, then removed from criminal/civil court, and then they had to put her back in family court.


Comment #: CA17711
Judge Awoniyi is a breath of fresh air and fairness in her courtroom.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8593
Chumminess with lawyers she knows; questions of impartiality


Comment #: CA8590
This judge is openly biased in her decisions, and doesn't seem to care who knows or the impact on the lives of the 'un-favored' ... clearly a political appointee ... I filed a complaint to no avail after my son, despondent over her clear favoring of the woman he was trying to divorce, took his life ... she is not competent to be a family court judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8587
She has her cronies from her former practice that she favors. Likes to lecture everyone, knows how to parent the children better than the parents. Seems to be going one way and will flip on a dime. Stay out of her courtroom.


Comment #: CA6685
She does not listen, seems biased for the woman, not the family ... does not understand that alcoholism is a family disease ...