Hon. Hon. Gilbert G. Ochoa See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
San Bernardino County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.4 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Hon. Gilbert G. Ochoa


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Other

Comment #: CA12482
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Just another liberal California judge who looks out for special interest and doesn't work for the people. You know you screwed the gold miners of CA.....

Litigant

Comment #: CA12480
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Ochoa has participated in justice delayed and then denied.He has allowed a law promulgated by the state during litigation to supposedly render 2 active cases moot, without ever actually hearing the cases. Very disappointing to see this action from a judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11641
Rating:2.8
Comments:
Chronically unprepared and often late for hearings, and frequently does not read the papers. He provided a multi-page, written ruling that, for the most part, cut and pasted language from the moving papers and opposition and ignored controlling case law and statutory authority. The lack of any reference to the reply (despite copious borrowing from the other papers) suggests that he did not bother to read it. He is always complaining about his workload even though SBSC has departments with much heavier calendars.

This judge appears to pick a side early in the case and allows that side to do whatever it wants, no matter what the Code of Civil Procedure or Rules of Court say. On substantive issues, he is willing to disregard well-established law if it supports the result he wants.

The only positive thing I can say about Judge Ochoa is that he is very cordial to everyone. But I would rather appear before an irritable judge who is willing to follow the law than a cordial one who won't.

Decidedly pro-plaintiff and an automatic 170.6 if I ever draw him again.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7753
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Extremely knowledgeable and detailed judge. You have got to be thoroughly prepared to argue anything before this judge. But you would want that for your case anyway. Tip: Do not place your handbag or briefcase on the counsel table.

Other

Comment #: CA7392
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I was harsh on you in last post . I was upset with the ruling. I had no right attacking your honor. I don't know why you ruled the way you did , but I am sorry for the way I judged you !

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7180
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I thought you were a honorable man but it seems that I was wrong. everybody knows you judges are caving to special intrests. you are just hurting your office when you show no moral fiber. very disappointed. if you get another chance to follow the law maybe you will get it right!

Other

Comment #: CA5382
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Just another California judge who doesn't work for the people who works for the government, who's afraid to stand up for the people, who needs to be taken out of his seat for lack of defending the citizens of this state and following the laws of these lands of the USA.

Other

Comment #: CA5379
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
He continue the states prohibition on underwater mining even though the state is clearly in violation of the supremecy clause of the US Constitution and 1872 Minning laws

Other

Comment #: CA5378
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Refuses to stand up for our rights in the Dredging cases.

Other

Comment #: CA5377
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Ochoa is not Honorable. He has delayed and allowed a ban on mining which the Supreme Court ruled " the State cannot prohibit mining but it can reasonably regulate! Get out of the court room you activist Judge.