Hon. Benjamin G. Davidian See Rating Details
Superior Court
Sacramento County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.5 - 6 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. Benjamin G. Davidian


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA32838
Judge Davidian is so personable and kind. It is clear he genuinely enjoys his job as a settlement judge. He persists even if most have given up. I was so impressed with his even-handed approach. He settled our case when no one on either side thought it was possible to reach an agreement. He was terrific and he got the job done.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11080
This judge has exemplary settlement skills. We never thought anyone could settle our case before trial, but Judge Davidian brought the parties together and made it happen.


Comment #: CA11046
I've appeared before this judge multiple times for various hearings and trials. He is very fair to both sides - prosecution and defense; and well respected by civil and criminal attorneys.


Comment #: CA11039
Judge Davidian is a great judge and very well respected by both criminal attorneys (prosecution and defense) and civil attorneys. Court staff is great too!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7967
Judge Davidian is a great judge and I have no issues taking cases before him. My experience is limited to adult criminal matters, primarily felonies. I have tried cases in his court with good results for my clients. He is open to conference the case, he will provide good court offers when appropriate. In my experience he looks favorably upon settlement discussions. I find that he has depth when evaluating extraneous mitigation issues and he is dynamic in the creative sentencing department. He has allowed my clients numerous opportunities to incarceration alternatives when appropriate. Trials before this judge are fine, he is flexible with scheduling and has never "taxed" my client. Limine and trial rulings are fair, court staff is great.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5071
This judge is both ignorant of the law and arrogant. Bias does not even begin to accurately describe him. He is proud of his bias and jokes about it all of the time. You will not get a fair trial in front of him; but you will get an excellent shot on appeal due to his level of ignorance and lack of legal scholarship.