Hon. Larry J. Goodman See Rating Details
Superior Court
Alameda 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. Larry J. Goodman


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA19804
Rating:Not Rated
A gossipy judge with small man's complex.
Has had inappropriate relationships with court staff and has had reporters to his home for "massage sessions." Yes it's true. A real flake.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA14445
Rating:Not Rated
Goodman granted one long ago but I had to file the petition more than once. Ex federal prisoner, federal computer issued an "escape" warrant by accident and guy got put in FCI with no hearing before a magistrate on whether he did anything. Don't think Goodman believed me the first time around but I kept filing saying the guy is still in FCI and nothing has changed.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3093
Rating:Not Rated
didn't you see him holding up five fingers? take a hint...

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA1841
Goodman gets all Alameda County habeas petitions. I file a lot of habeas petitions in the counties in the SF bay area. I have filed 50 or so in Goodman's court. I think I'm being objective by categorizing as follows: approximately 5 of were absolute winners, 20 absolute losers, and with 25 reasonable minds could differ. Goodman granted none. Maybe if he granted even 1 I'd feel better. I find this to be quite a bit more harsh than what I've seen in surrounding counties and other local judges. Would like to hear other opinions.