Hon. V. Raymond Swope See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Mateo County
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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)

What others have said about Hon. V. Raymond Swope



Comment #: CA10156
Stupid idiotic judge, prone to losing his temper, taking excessive breaks because he gets frustrated with his job. He does this at the expense of litigants that have attorneys charging by the minute. Of all the African Americans that Schwarzenegger could have picked to show San Mateo is not racist, he picked this idiot.
Swope ignores the law, is unpredictable, and simply does not deserve to be a judge.


Comment #: CA9597
In my case Judge V Raymond Swope did not follow the law. He was biased and often overtly hostile. His deeply flawed decisions have done irreparable harm to my children and me. I am in the process and compiling a formal complaint. While I do not hold much hope that the complaint process will yield any results, I feel that it is something I must do to protect other families from him.