Hon. Danielle K Douglas See Rating Details
Superior Court
Contra Costa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.4 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Danielle K Douglas


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA27220
Complete idiot. An arrogant dolt.


Comment #: CA25530
Stay far far away from this judge!! I was in this woman’s court room for not even three minutes and she gave custody of my three little girls to an absent dad, who had never even met one of them! Screw going into court with proof of domestic violence and 10k in debt of child support!! This woman won’t care!! she favors men and she will wipe away years of neglect and abuse in a matter of seconds! This judge needs to be taken off the stand! I pray anyone that is ordered to appear in front of this woman has a damn good lawyer and lots of money Because you’re in for a battle of a lifetime! Someone seriously needs to look into this woman’s judicial misconduct! Weird that someone who got pregnant in high school and was a single mom would favor men of all people....sick woman!


Comment #: CA24199
Rating:Not Rated


Comment #: CA23578
Our case was assigned to Judge Douglas for an ongoing 8+ year custody dispute. I’ve never been more disheartened by our judicial system after having her make custody orders. Previous judges have made reasonable rulings but she didn’t care about details and it was clear she already made a conclusion. We have had 4 hearings in front of her, she is extremely favorable towards men and makes rulings based on her assumption of the situation (vs. reading the court file). Note to future parties in front of her- she will let you know her opinion of you and make a ruling that affects a child based on that.


Comment #: CA17038
Brand new Judge to an over litigated case. It was obvious that she didn't read anything about the case prior to the hearing. Made her decision before we even appeared. She made zero eye contact when I was speaking, looking at what was going on in the back of the court room entire time. Rotating Judges from Criminal to Family and back and forth does nothing good for anyone. Family law is complicated and takes a competent Judge. So far I've had Hinton, Laudau and now Douglas who is now supervising Judge. This is ridiculous. I'm female by the way.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA14960
tough draw. do peremptory challenge at once.. you are screwed!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12727
not impressed in first encounter. After a year since divorce filling, tried to get divorce, doing property later, just as bad as Landeau, continued