Hon. Richard H. DuBois See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
San Mateo County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.2 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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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Other

Comment #: CA17369
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He was my family court judge. I'll make this short because I don't want to think back to that time. He was unprepared - didn't know the case at all. He favored the opposing counsel, refused to hold my ex in contempt after disobeying the his orders on 3 separate occasions, allowed my ex to do the majority of the forensic accounting in the case., just to name a few. Oh, you wouldn't believe. Oh, this was 15 years ago. I still feel robbed.

Other

Comment #: CA14625
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge DuBois was in communication on first name basis with the opponents attorney, and some of the communication took place w/o my lawyer being on copy - I am not a legal expert, but I understand that this is not appropriate. I am also not certain that a judge should take cases where he has a 'golf playing relationship' with one of the involved lawyers - again, I am not an expert, but it does not seem right. He used one for one the write up from the opponents attorney with all of the mistakes ($$ and dates) that person had made and was unwilling to correct them once this was brought to his attention. He held me responsible to the wrong standard of proof and - once I started to appeal formally, the other side was suddenly very agreeable.
Other than that, he was great ...???

Litigant

Comment #: CA13691
Rating:1.0
Comments:
DuBois was the puppet of opposing counsel, and when I appealed his biased ruling, he made sure I suffered.

In what universe does a FL judge appoint a FL attorney (from the same swamp) as a visitation supervisor in a domestic violence case on which he is ruling?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6775
Rating:1.0
Comments:
One of the worst family law judges in San Mateo County - most litigants were dismayed that he was made a judge since had so many complaints as a commissioner

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5202
Rating:9.4
Comments:
This is the judge you may wish to be before. He will listen to all reasonable arguments with patience and understanding. He gives litigants their "day in court" to the fullest extent possible. One of the best judges on the San Mateo County bench.