Hon. Javier Alcala See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Santa Clara County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.0 - 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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Comment #: CA7450
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I observed in his court room a few times now. I found it interesting that he has never experienced an n.a. meeting. Yet he regularly sentences those who come before him. He seems very chatty with those whom he is getting favorable results from and very terse and unforgiving of those with dirty tests. Given the apalling statistics of true recovery im a bit surprised. I feel he is biased probably based on his background. I think he looks at his numbers not the people he judges. I would say typical to avrage as a santa clara county drug court judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6940
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Currently serving in Drug Court for about the last 3 years. He is a former DA but he has a pretty good idea what a case is worth and will do what is necessary to reach a reasonable resolution even if it means going against the DA. He previously had a regular DA that was so off the hook he just ignored her opinion for the most part.