Hon. Andrew G Liu See Rating Details
Superior Court
Monterey 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Andrew G Liu



Comment #: CA37749
Judge Liu clearly has no grasp of family law. He is dedicated to giving Fathers 50/50 custody when it isn’t deserved. He insists that parents communicate when it’s obvious that they either can’t or won’t. He obviously cannot make the difficult judgements and rulings that are often required in Family Law Court. He relies on his support staff to make decisions because he lacks the experience. He needs to be replaced.


Comment #: CA37362
I submitted A Request and a Temporary Emergency Order over a week ago, and it is still not signed. I guess it is not important any more if the kids are in danger by the other parent. First it was the clerk that just let it sit, and then the judge is not signing it. Bring back the judges that actually did their jobs because the two Family laws ones that we have have now are the worst!!!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA36671
Rating:Not Rated
I am very thankful that he is no longer hearing criminal cases. Total arrogance. I hope his experiences in family law are humbling him. I doubt it. He is still a horrible judge and I have no use for him as a person.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA36657
Judge Liu seems wholly overwhelmed by family law. He is very thoughtful, but clearly is not comfortable with the civil laws and rules. He lets the "hometown boys" drone on and on, lets the calendar get away from him, and then punishes others for the delays caused by the one or two local "good ole boys" that seem to know him really well that have delayed everyone while enjoying the sound of their own voices.

Judge Liu clearly prepares, but needs to treat everyone in his court the same. Family law is different. It has different rules. I did not see the arrogance everyone previously comments on. I do see Judge Liu playing favorites, employing double standards, and clearly failing to fully comprehend how things work in family court. It seems to me that he needs to take a few weeks in a row off, re-balance himself, get his s**t together, and come back and try again. He has not been the even keeled, impartial, unbiased, academic jurist he had been for much of 2021, this summer. Not sure if he has something going on personally, but I think he needs to make some adjustments. He is a judicial officer and cannot earn and keep the trust of the community when even unsophisticated clients see the bias and worry deeply for their families, and those ahead of them in court.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA24729
Rating:Not Rated
He wants everyone to know that he is the smartest person in the courtroom. To his disappointment, HE IS NOT. I have no time for this arrogant behavior. I did not vote for him. If it was Trump or him on the ballot, I would vote for Trump.


Comment #: CA21400
Rating:Not Rated
I had a negative experience with him when he was a defense lawyer. I do not trust him as a judge. I have had negative experiences with him on the bench. I am glad I no longer appear before him. Thankfully.


Comment #: CA16011
Rating:Not Rated
I thought that he was not the right person to be on the bench. I felt that way a few years ago and I still feel that way in 2018. He is arrogant, condescending, insincere, and dismissive to people. I do not like how he has treated defense lawyers, prosecutors, and litigants in his courtroom. I find his actions annoying, offensive, and unacceptable. I would not trust this man. I never trusted him as a defense lawyer and a prosecutor.


Comment #: CA13847
Rating:Not Rated
I had no use for him as a prosecutor and a criminal defense lawyer. I have no further use for him in the judiciary. His opponent in the election would have been a far better judge than this guy.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA12183
Rating:Not Rated
He is an exceedingly arrogant individual who will go out of his way to belittle an attorney. I am retired lawyer who went to his courtroom to handle a case for a colleague who was on trial in another county and I was deeply and personally offended with this man's arrogance. I feel for the lawyers that I have to appear in front of him on a daily basis. I would hate to come to work each day if I were a prosecutor or a public defender assigned to his courtroom. This would be unbearable. I did not expect to see this in Monterey County. I have pleasant memories when I was actively practicing in the Bay Area to the Central Coast. I had cases in Monterey County and I was always pleased. However, this judge changed my opinion.