Hon. Evelio M. Grillo See Rating Details
Superior Court
Alameda County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.8 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Evelio M. Grillo


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA30404

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA24915
Found the judge to be due diligent in reviewing all documents submitted for his review as well as personally checking the applicable case law presented. His handle on the trial proceedings displayed experience and the ability to maintain a professional decorum. He was open to the merit of both sides before expressing an opinion which one could see he tried to be fair both sides. But overall he would make a decision based on evidence that was overwhelmingly in support of the law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11622
From what little I've seen of Judge Grillo, he's okay by me. There are far worse judges on the Alameda County bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8478
This Judge allowed the defendants in a case to defame me in open court. He sat there and said absolutely nothing to the parties involved and let them accuse me of everything without allowing any rebuttal on my part. I lodged a formal complaint against him with the presiding Judge. No action was taken based on my challenges.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7583
Good judge. Extremely bright, with good judicial temperament.