Hon. Matthew P. Guasco See Rating Details
Superior Court
Ventura County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.7 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 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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What others have said about Hon. Matthew P. Guasco


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA32800
Judge Guasco is an ex-mediator so in his first days on the bench, he was trying to get everyone to talk and agree. I did not like that. But now he is decisive! And his decisions are sound, even when I don't agree with them. I appreciate that he makes the call. He is an excellent judge.


Comment #: CA31465
Very little respect for religious liberty and individual rights. Seemed to misunderstand (or devalue) basic principles of natural rights.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA29478
It appears that this judge doesn't like to work too hard. While he seemed to have a grasp of the issues, he took the easy way out to clear his docket.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA23229
The worst ever

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA21508
It's not clear to me whether he even reads papers before he takes the bench. I only gave 2's because 1's seem harsh. It's odd how some judges pick their spots to be openly and blatantly biased one way. This one is an odd judge.