Hon. David I. Brown See Rating Details
Superior Court
Sacramento County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.1 - 8 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 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. David I. Brown


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA24892
Rating:Not Rated
Good, fair judge. Nice to be in front of.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA24175
Judge Brown is owned by a few attorneys. He makes irrational decisions which violvate the law

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12911
Three times I filed a motion to deem matters admitted. All three times there was no response by defendants. The third time he gave them an additional 7 days to respond. Still no response, so his punishment? To have me start the process all over again.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12776
Complete disregard for the law

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10401
Judge Brown is by far one of the most studious, hardworking, thoughtful and fair judges on the court. It is obvious he does not rely on research attorneys but actually reads everything himself. His judiciousness does not favor any side but is based upon well reasoned opinions as to what the law requires. He has ruled in my favor and against me in law and motion and sat as the trial judge on one of my cases. Sacramento is lucky to have him as a judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA9890
When he takes it under submission he takes time to support the tentative ruling.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA9037
Judge Brown is courteous and gives the lawyers and pro pers all the time they need to state their case. His preparation is rare among judges and his temperament is excellent. I am shocked to see low ratings by some, who I suspect were not prepared. He has ruled for and against me, but always gives my client's a fair hearing and has done his homework.


Comment #: CA5848
Excellent Court demeanor. Fair gives the parties their day in Court.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5310
Judge Brown is probably one of the hardest working judges around. He is very smart and currently one of two law and motion judges in Sacramento. I am surprised to see lower ratings for him--I suspect that they are because many local defense attorneys are used to getting their way regardless of whether or not the law is on their side. I hold him in the absolute highest regard. He's ruled for me and against me, and on those latter occasions, it was still the correct holding. Be ready at oral argument, he sometimes knows the cases better than the attorneys that show up to argue them.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4393
Judge Brown is an amazing judge. He's what every attorney wants: someone who listens, thinks, works hard, and comes to very well-reasoned and insightful opinions.