Hon. Paul O. Colin See Rating Details
Superior Court
Santa Clara 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. Paul O. Colin


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6715
Unbelievably incompetent and has let Santa Clara county down being an elected official. Has no understanding of the law.

Was friends with the opposing counsel as they are members of the same club. Denied access to impartiality and due process. Caused unnecessary delays and made sanctions which were grossly unfair and unreasonable.

He is now stepping down, probably for "health" reasons. Damage has already been done.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6686
This judge doesn't have any common sense, doesn't listen to both the parties, and is the rudest judge. Probably the worst judge I have seen so far! I'm wondering how did he get voted for a superior court judge!!!
I wish and hope he won't be a judge anymore. He can ruin any one's life by his arrogance.


Comment #: CA6054
Rating:Not Rated
This judge doesn't have his own opinion - thus need consultation from judge Bernardini all the time. Otherwise his opinion would be enough to give permanent 3 year restraining order to a person within 20 min hearing. Biggest nonsense and disgrace to the legal system. Did someone vote for him?