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



Comment #: CA13694
San Mateo has terrible judges, like Judge Richard Du Bois. There are many horrible judges who fail to protect victims of domestic violence. Many judges don't or take domestic violence seriously, because are abusive themselves. Judge DuBois was a terrible commissioner and went on to become a terrible judge. Family Law judges are the worst.
So many San Mateo judges are part of the swamplands, which should be called the swamp courts. Recall how Judge Burgeron, mistreated women and even mistreated a female court clerk. He even threw paper balls at her and said very strange things to her. So creepy! He was also admonished by The CJP. Many domestic violence victims don't get help or protections from the courts, because many of the judges are part the problem and need to be removed.


Comment #: CA13691
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
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
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.