Hon. Robert C. Longstreth See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
San Diego County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.3 - 9 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 8 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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Litigant

Comment #: CA32763
Rating:1.0
Comments:
If I could give ZERO STARS I WOULD. I have an ongoing case, REACH OUT AS OUR WEBSITE IS ALMOST COMPLETE AGAINST THIS JUDGE AND THIS COURTHOUSE IN GENERAL. I will share the most intimate details of my case on a PUBLIC DOMAIN I will announce it shortly on my facebook. This judge is also politically slanted and his wife has unapropriate photos and posts on her facebook. This judge is completely demented and mentally unfit to be anywhere near the judicial world. I don't know what this Supreme Court is even thinking by allowing this type of behavior from a judge. Especially from a judge. Never think that a judge cannot be held accountable, THEY CAN, they have an even greater responsibility to your case. MOre than the attys. Make no mistake, that black robe will be removed. To the people who have suffered from a Judgement from this judge that went against the law, REACH OUT IMMEDIATELY ! You have recourse. #classaction

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA32762
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I wish I could give him a 0 he is awful, there has to be term limits on these bad judges. Maybe complaints should be heard because he sure has a lot of them. The complaints should be posted for everyone to see. This judge is a perfect example of how bankrupt of judicial system is.

Litigant

Comment #: CA31986
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Leave your comments or reach out to me directly regarding this abusive judge. This judge has a low rating for a reason. I was told he [Redacted by Ed.] and has been moved down the ladder in this court room. Many attorneys in this area know how bad of a judge he is. BOSTWICK IS GOOD, KALETY IS EXCELLENT. LONGSTRETH SHOULD RECEIVE A ZERO RATING, HE IGNORES EVIDENCE PLAIN AND SIMPLE, IF THIS COURT IGNORES THE PEOPLE ON THE ABUSES OF THIS PARTICULAR JUDGE, THIS ENTIRE COURT WILL SUFFER BECAUSE OF THIS JUDGE.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA30414
Rating:5.3
Comments:
Classic high IQ, low EQ.
Smart, diligent. Cares a lot about measurables like average case time, not being reversed on appeal. Gets things mostly right on the law.

Abrasive, arrogant and aloof in Court. Low EQ probably garners disfavor with superiors preventing high quality appointments.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA29735
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Longstreth is an arrogant, obnoxious know-it-all who is needlessly rude to those who have the misfortune to appear before him. He doesn't care about the evidence or this history of the case--his rulings are based on his schizophrenic personal biases, not the FACTS AT HAND. He was appointed to the bench in 2008--12 YEARS AGO--and he's STILL ruling in the probate and family law courts?!?! Probate, family law, small claims, etc. are where the new judges are placed so they can get some experience. There is a reason Longstreth hasn't been moved up to the "Big Boy" courtrooms...it's because he's terrible.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA28799
Rating:1.3
Comments:
My civil lawsuit appeal was unexpectedly transferred to Longstreth's court at the last minute. Before the hearing even began, he accused me of "Going for a second bite at the apple" and decided I was just being greedy because I didn't get enough money the first time. That wasn't the case at all: I was there to correct a legal error the first judge had made. I'd sued my former apartment building manager and they filed a frivolous counter-suit for back rent. The first judge awarded them back-rent even though they building owner had FIRED them long before we went to trial. If anyone was entitled to back rent, it was the building owner, not the property management company he'd fired; they were no longer his representatives and lacked authority to sue on his behalf. I showed Judge Longstreth the civil code that reads "All law suits must be filed in the name of the party in interest." The building owner is the party in interest, not the FIRED property manager, yet the building owner wasn't named in their lawsuit. I pointed out to the judge I'd already paid back rent to the owner and if the property managers still worked there, they would know that...he IGNORED me and the law and awarded them EVEN MORE money than they asked for to "teach me a lesson" about going for a second bite of the apple.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA28789
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is arrogant beyond words. He ignored evidence of abuse and seemed so entirely annoyed with the family law cases.
This review is long overdue as now he is transferred. He should be voted out, he was challenged by the family law community hundreds of times. A real disgrace.

Litigant

Comment #: CA22879
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge needs to be removed, he is unethical, never reads briefs, hates case law, short temper, short attention span, never prepared, has many conflict of interests, has been bounced from Civil, Family and now Probate. Good judges don't get flipped like pancakes. Too many complaints, to every Judicial Committee found on the state against this judge. The state does not review complaints of this judge and as a result many families are left devastated. All these positive comments are fake. If he was a good judge and knowledgeable he would not be passed around like a cheap prostitute around court department.

Other

Comment #: CA22775
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
A very unethical judge who does not read briefings, does not follow law, has a short fuse and has been flipped from one department to the next, its like the trash keeps getting passed......

Litigant

Comment #: CA17281
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Complete & utter disastrous Judge in Probate. He needs to be De-Robed And we are in the process of starting a movement to have him removed he’s causing great damage to the elder community- - I agree with one of the comments, huge ego , thinks he’s the boss and yells at the counselors- Here’s a tip, hire an Atty who is aggressive ALPHA MALE - He deflates like a marshmallow amazing to watch. If you’re reading this Robert Longstreth “Your days are numbered”

Other

Comment #: CA17134
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Longstreth is a good judge and person. I am sure he always makes the right decision.

Litigant

Comment #: CA14642
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge had a 2 week trail and in 4 days without even hearing the evidence he called it to end. He refused to allow us to call certain witnesses to testify regarding the girls safety. He gives dad 50%. Teen girls who have never lived with dad mostly because dad wasn't protecting them in his house. Our daughter has now been raped by the person he refused to put on the stand the same person who had admitted to touching this same child years ago and was ordered into therpy but did continue because dad never followed court orders. This judge looked the other way he didn't listen to the evidence and failed to protect our children. He's moody ,disrespectful and doesn't deserve this position.

Other

Comment #: CA13935
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This so called judge gave custody of my children to their mother who was in prison (with no release pending) after being arrested for cocaine smuggling. He is either crazy or was bribed. reading some of the other comments I see he hasn't changed. He is a dishonor to the bench, California, the U.S. and to humanity

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13398
Rating:8.5
Comments:
Very respectful of all participants in all cases I witnessed. Seems fair and interested in cases. Always late to start though.

Other

Comment #: CA13116
Rating:1.0
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If I could give him zero I would. Real smart ass, sarcastic, knows little or nothing about law. got some serious problem with inflated ego. Probably was placed there by special interests to do the bidding for them and is probably well compensated. Real piece of work, very sad that this is the best California politicians can appoint.

Other

Comment #: CA13093
Rating:Not Rated
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If I could give a 0 rating to this judge I would he is a total sociopath.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12785
Rating:10.0
Comments:
It appears that this judge is serious about bringing real law and order to the San Diego Probate Courts. For this undertaking, my contingent gives him a standing ovation.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12615
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Respectful of both the law and the litigants. Excellent Judge.

Litigant

Comment #: CA12492
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is awful and rude often interrupting the counselors when they are speaking or thumbing through other things at his bench paying no mind to the speaker. He has no regard for the safety or welfare of children or what is in their best interest. I witnessed this in several cases prior to ours being presented. He has no business ruling on any matter that involves the welfare or best interest of any child. If you see his name come up on your case, ask for a different judge immediately.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA11397
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Longstreth is exceedingly smart, to the point, insightful and unafraid to make important rulings. It means that he can handle cases efficiently, since he does not put off to another day what he can decide and resolve today. He is a SUPERB judge.

Other

Comment #: CA8122
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This is the first time I have ever rated a Judge or any professional like an Hon. Judge. This Judge mediated a case that involve me as a tenant with a bad landlord. Although I did not walk out without paying about $4,000, Judge Longstreth is sensible, fair and looks at both sides with open eyes. He is a top notch professional and even though I did not walk out a winner I walked out of his courtroom with great respect for this outstanding Judge.
Judge Longstreth is honest, fair and looks at parties with an open mind.
You can trust his decisions!

Litigant

Comment #: CA6795
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He is a terrible human being and has no regard for actual rights of parents. He is a terrible judge. If you see his name come up on your case when you file, ask for a new judge immediately!!!!

Litigant

Comment #: CA6782
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Longstreth has been a blessing. Frankly, he's probably the SMARTEST judge we've worked with, does a lot of preparation behind the scenes, keeps track of facts like no other, sees through smokescreens, and is not afraid to make tough decisions. He has a challenging job that I don't envy; having to listen to days of testimony was exhausting for me as a litigant and I don't know how he does it, but he's sharp as a tack, pays attention (even when you don't think he is), and doesn't get distracted. He's a gem and you have nothing to worry about if you tell the truth, have a good track record of acting in your kids' best interest, and listen to his instructions. You and your family are in good hands with Judge Longstreth!