Hon. Michael J. Popkins See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Diego County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.2 - 3 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. Michael J. Popkins


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA23310
Judge Popkins is a very fair and compassionate judge. He has no agenda for or against any side. He is fair and impartial. A very fair judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA23034
Biased. The worse Juvenile Dependency judge in San Diego County. Judge Popkins has an agenda and is unrelenting in fulling that agenda. He is biased against relatives and does not hide his utter disdain for them. He does not know dependency law or procedure. My best advice is to move your case to another courtroom.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8104
Rating:Not Rated
We expect great things out of him, givin his lifetime of passionately defending the rights guaranteed by our constitution and seeing that justice is ably served.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5925
Great judge, fair, experienced, and knowledgeable.