Hon. Patrick M. Broderick See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Sonoma County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.9 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Patrick M. Broderick


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13340
Rating:6.4
Comments:
Cares deeply about his cases and is extremely well prepared. Will pontificate for hours. Somewhat uneven and unpredictable in his rulings. Is open minded at the start of a case, but once he tilts toward one side, it's extremely difficult to overcome the confirmation bias with persuasive evidence. Very personable. Allows attorneys to spoon feed him case law.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4148
Rating:9.4
Comments:
This judge is one of the best young judges on the bench. He goes by the book. He follows the rules.
He runs his courtroom.