Hon. Donald J. Ayoob See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Mateo County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.3 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   8.0 - 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. Donald J. Ayoob



Comment #: CA13821
From my experience being in his court room I believe he has more compassion in sentencing compared to other Judges.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10067
This Bozo's nickname is the "Boob" and for a good reason. While I don't mind having rulings going my way, problem is that they are reversed on appeal because this nut can't deal with issues on any kind of an impartial basis.

Loves to talk....about himself. "I was the Assistant State Public Defender"..."I handled capital appeals". Who cares?

Do your f'ing job and don't make me pick up the pieces later.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA9562
Sorry, I had to stop laughing at the last review before I could write this. His nickname is the "Boob" which is a well deserved one. He is so intent on getting to the Court of Appeals, yet he knows nothing about what it takes to be a judge. Loves to talk about himself, I was the Deputy State Private Defender. I handled appeals in murder cases. Despite his claimed background, can't handle the simplest misdemeanor, let alone felonies.

If you want to fall down a rabbit hole, go ahead and appear before him for trial. By the time the jury is deliberating, you probably won't remember what the trial was all about.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8815
One of the better ones in San Mateo County.