Hon. Wynne S. Carvill See Rating Details
Superior Court
Alameda County
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Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 4 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. Wynne S. Carvill



Comment #: CA13700
I am glad I found a place to complain about this fool. First of all he was one of my family court judges. A friend who is an attorney worked with him at firm that did contract law. Her reaction when I told her about Carvill was this - he doesn't know anything about family law. TRUE. First he refused to use my ex wife's earning potential for support calculations. She became "self employed" and her earnings dropped like a rock. He was OBLIGATED to use her earning potential, that is CA LAW. Second, when I brought up my son have a video and online gaming addiction, he kept referring to this as a "gambling addiction" and said there was "no evidence of that" despite my son being kicked out of school for lack of attendance. This guy has NO BUSINESS being a judge of anything, dog show or pie contest, NOTHING.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11618
A gentleman. Wish all the judges were like him.


Comment #: CA8835
very fair, calm, neutral, reliable, and patient in deal with complex affairs. Displayed exceptional professionalism, knowledge, and experience.


Comment #: CA8578
Family Law Settlement conference. I am the battered spouse. First thing this old man did was slam his open hand on the table, threaten to put me in jail, and start ranting about how to buy a Chevy. Express intent of SC was to discuss Topic B and leave Topic A ALONE. Instead, I find myself pressured and manipulated into signing an order re: Topic A. I cannot even afford to comply with the terms of the order because I am poor and disabled and my ex-husband makes 200K/year. I guess Carvill will be putting me in jail for contempt. I have been an Alameda County property taxpayer for 35 years. This is who my taxes support? How this judge got such high ratings and Judge of the Year is a mystery to me! He should stay out of Family Law.


Comment #: CA6297
Incredible Judge with outstanding demeanor and knowledge. Extremely fair to both parties!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6242
Excellent judicial officer!


Comment #: CA3533
Rating:Not Rated
Wynne Carvill told me that I didn't make enough money to buy my own daughter from her temporary guardians.