Hon. Elizabeth M Hill See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Mateo County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.3 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Elizabeth M Hill


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA36758
Judge Hill is a very smart, hardworking Judge. That said, I would never allow another one of my cases to appear in front of her if it involved custody. With few exceptions, a person has to have children to really understand complex custody issues. And, as smart as Judge Hill is, her lack of child experience negatively impacts the way in which she handles and decides cases.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA31632
She is extremely smart and just an excellent judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA31631
She is extremely smart and just an excellent judge.


Comment #: CA24047
Hill is by far the most disgraceful Judge I have ever encountered. She put forth a judgment of her opinion of my daughters well being. Hill claimed I had 2 days to coax my 5 year old daughter to come up with a story from when she was 4 years old about being sexually abused. She then demoted my custody to joint with the father in which his girlfriend’s son was the one who sexually assaulted her and they live together. That is absolutely disgusting of Hill to place her opinion when my daughter made it very clear at the Keller Center which the detective wrote the report in detail. She is now witnessing this child whom assaulted her get vested by both her father and his mother and now the father has another woman while his live in girlfriend is at work threatening my daughter to be put in the bathroom to be her by her father. It’s effected her emotionally at this point and she no longer wants to go over. But because of Hill my daughter is forced to witness violence and get threatened and potentially assaulted again. Cps has been notified. But all and all NOTHING is being done. The judicial system and supposed advocates for our children is a joke. It makes me sick. Simply she didn’t like me. She discriminated upon my diagnosis of Bipolar 2 disorder which has been in remission for over 4 years now. Hill is in the AA fellowship as her father told me so I know she was playing sides as the father is in the same fellowship at the time. She believed every denied truth. Always disregarded anything I said as if there was a reason to be discredited at any point during the custody battle. Even the mediator advised against the father have joint custody as 5 people live in a 2 bedroom apartment. My daughter told me she sleeps on the floor or in bed with her 18 year half sister. Hill is a horrible judge of character and my daughter has to suffer due to her lack of intelligence.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13967
Judge Hill is an amazing judge who handles all family law litigants and counsel with grace, dignity and respect. San Mateo County is very lucky to have such a wonderful judge on the family law bench.