Hon. Gregory W. Pollack See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
San Diego County
See Comments

Attorney Average Rating:   4.3 - 12 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 7 rating(s)
Please send me alerts on this judge
E-mail Address:




Add your own rating

E-Mail Address (will not be displayed)
   
Confirm E-mail Address      
Zip
Occupation

Only items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating.


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)
Comments


Please type what you see below:

    

What others have said about Hon. Gregory W. Pollack


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA14070
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Gregory Pollack seems to favor attorneys to a point where they appear to be personal friends, like Daniel Burke and Pierre Domercq, who he personally took their civil cases to criminal court when he was transferred there. He also seems to favor men in court over women counterparts, and assists male attorneys in building "alienation" cases against mothers who bring forward any molestation cases against fathers. Very set against convicting any male for sexual abuse. Odd, to say the least.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA14065
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Does not make judgements based on law - makes his own law based on his own prejudices and misogynistic view of people. Screams and accuses abuses victims and clearly favors men that rape children over those trying to protect children from pedophiles and child traffickers. Unjust, irrational, narcissist - run like hell if you are female from this court room.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA13925
Rating:1.0
Comments:
LOVES TO SWITCH VICTIMS LIKE HE DID IN THE HARRIS CASE AND THE MARTINEZ CASE. CREATED A NI

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13096
Rating:8.6
Comments:
Been before Judge Pollack several times. He is thoughtful and competent, will hear the arguments from both sides, is flexible with his rulings and willing to consider modifications to his tentatives when rational arguments are made. I agree with the commenter below that he is very bright and spots the weaknesses in opposing party's arguments and raises them himself (even when this was used against me). Make sure you are moving your case forward.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12602
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Fair, competent, and give attorneys an opportunity to address the issues before him. I would also emphasize that he is very bright; he spots the primary weaknesses in the opposing parties arguments without you having to raise them before him.

Litigant

Comment #: CA12268
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Gregory W. Pollack = CONTRA LEGEM!

Other

Comment #: CA12199
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I'm confident the only way the very few rated this judge highly is because it was the judge himself doing the rating. This judge should have never been appointed to the bench. He is bias against women, makes absolute prejudicial comments and rulings from the bench, and definitely does not follow case or statute law. Judge for yourself - go sit in his courtroom for a half day. You'll come out shaking your head in disbelief.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12198
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Pollack is a fair judge. He listens to argument and rules decisively. However, he is not afraid to change his mind if it is the right thing to do. He will let you try your case in the spirit of truth, justice and the American Way. Whether you are a plaintiff or a defendant he will give you a fair shake.

Litigant

Comment #: CA11853
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Full of bluster, shall we say? On all levels - without a doubt! He can make you laugh - however, he's lucky to have the day job here. He also can irritate you period - and, it's obviously because he's trying to. I know you must be wondering, "But, does he do law well?" The answer is that he does - but only if he chooses to - it's a straight gamble whether he will or he won't. Perfectly capable of an elaborate, ridiculous, calculating BS show. Appears to not even care whether he will be turned over in the end or not. Does real law ONLY if he chooses to - and all the while, makes sure that you understand that he is doing whatever it is that he is doing, with open eyes. Bright, fun, confounding, and, unfortunately, UNFIT for the wise impartial mediation and enforcement of the law that a judge is supposed to be. I wish you good luck here - it may work out for you - the odds are just as likely that it won't, though.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11732
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I was in front of Judge Pollock numerous times. Each and every time, he was bias towards women, and made decisions in favor of attorneys he knew. I have witnessed him make up laws as he goes along; not care if a favored plaintiff is caught lying over and over again; and was caught leaving notes in family law file cases he wanted to keep months after he was transferred out of Family Law court to Criminal Law court! He was then transferred out of North County court to downtown San Diego, after being caught doing this.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11729
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I have been in front of Judge Pollack for Law and Motion. He helped the parties craft a practical outcome, and was fair about his deliberations. In fact, while I didn't get exactly what I wanted, I left feeling (and thereafter told my client) -- the judge's approach was fair and pragmatic. Pollack is willing to listen to the parties at length before rendering a decision. My dealings with Judge Pollack are positive.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11491
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This man is not truly qualified to be a judge. Shows blatant bias on a regular basis - Lies openly, regularly, and with a seeming attitude of "and what are you going to do about it then". He looks to find a way to irritate, rules entirely outside of the law whenever he chooses, and generally appears to be the JV team who just should never have made the cut. NOT A GOOD AND DECENT JUDGE! He should retire or be removed.

Other

Comment #: CA11428
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Mr. God Complex - I thought it was just supposed to be doctors??? THE LAW IS THE LAW! Yes - that is whether you like that or not - if you can believe it. It would be more than outstanding for you and everyone who's case is decided by your honorable self, if you agreed with this SIMPLE TRUTH!

Other

Comment #: CA11420
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Thoroughly outraged and disgusted to have been subjected to this judge! Know this - do not wonder if it's true - he is so entirely FOS! Straight creep here, people! 170.6!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA11116
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Brutal - bellicose, and just plain bad Kabuki theater here! Very little - if any legitimate law occurring. EXIT STAGE LEFT PLEASE!

Litigant

Comment #: CA11076
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Just the worse, pure and simple! Shocking, really, that it gets this bad. San Diego's deep embarrassment!

Litigant

Comment #: CA11065
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
People who can't support the legal conclusions they come to should either make appropriate legal conclusions or admit that they cannot support the ones that they choose to make. Hiding behind 10 second technicalities is truly lame! Yes, 2+2 still equals 4. Just ridiculously lame - period!

Other

Comment #: CA11063
Rating:1.0
Comments:
In the Crystal Harris v. Harris and Feeney v. Feeney cases: This judge proved he does NOT like women, favors certain expert witnesses and other court whores and attorneys, even when they are caught blatantly lying and violating the law, and definitely does NOT know the laws or follow the law. Complain to Presiding Court Judge David Danielson about him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11061
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Folks - this is the rudest, most biased judge you will ever experience! Makes sport of being rude - demeaning - embarrassing, and trying his level best to irritate the litigants and/or their attorneys in his courtroom. I guess it's because the "your honor" thing is required. Sick, sick' sick - depraved truly! 170.6 period here!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10646
Rating:1.1
Comments:
Awful, Awful, and awful. And yes, he is 100 percent biased against woman.

Other

Comment #: CA10645
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Pollack, is the most Biased, unfair judge there is. He ruled against my mom and brother in a restraining order. Even though he knew her and should of recused himself in the first place. This judge is rude, unfair, and is a monster. He should be removed from bench for unethical practices. He will be sued. He is biased against women, etc and is unfair. He should of never been elected a judge. He is the worst judge in Sd, CA.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10561
Rating:1.7
Comments:
Abuse of Discretion under color of law, failure to recuse, bias with malice and forethought... All fact based and as plain as day.

Other

Comment #: CA10057
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge shows favoritism towards certain attorneys and expert witnesses, makes bad rulings, ignores court protocol, allows witnesses to lie, and dislikes women. He was moved out of Vista Court an hour drive away to Downtown San Diego Court after he was caught holding on to family law court cases after being sent to criminal court cases. He was overturned by the appeals court for misconduct on cases, and has been a big contributor to abusive fathers with money getting custody of children under the false allegations of "Parental Alienation" by the mothers; usually after the father had abused / molested the children and the mother filed a report.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10055
Rating:4.6
Comments:
Reversed himself during trial on several motions in limine that he had previously granted with no real explanation as to why. Watching him rule on a motion or objection is like watching him play a ping-pong match with himself. Bad rulings and poor trial management resulted in him granting a motion for new trial after a jury verdict went bad for plaintiff.

Other

Comment #: CA5130
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Pollack is incompetent and bias.