Hon. Frank Roesch See Rating Details
Superior Court
Alameda County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.9 - 10 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   8.0 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. Frank Roesch


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11872
A petty dictator, did not do his homework, ruled "from the hip" and should not be in a position of power. A miserable judge, avoid at all costs!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11850
Didn't do the research necessary to handle a Motion; obviously biased and unpleasant. A judge to avoid.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11623
Roesch (not "Honorable") ruled that a piece of personal property, given by the plaintiff to the defendant to sell to satisfy a loan the plaintiff owed to a third party (all signed and properly executed docs were presented) was stolen. The Fremont Police were involved and agreed that this was a civil matter...not criminal. Frank, take your head out of your tail end and take time understand the transaction and issues. This matter is now being adjudicated in another civil matter; not before Roesch.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11620
One of the Alameda County judges to avoid.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11373
Competent. Can be caustic from the bench. It is perceived this court is over-worked and that is reflected in the time this Judge has to become familiar with issues. There seemed to be little absorption of the law / codes cited in briefs. He seemed non-biased.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10922
I have to agree with the "petty dictator" comment. I worked with him when he was a probate referee, but two months on the bench and all of a sudden he is God and attorneys are mere worms. Eventually, he's going to mouth off once too often and somebody is going to bitch slap him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA9823
It's funny how, when some people get appointed to the bench, they suddenly become petty dictators.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8725
Even though with my case, the judgement didn't go in my favor and he didn't take what I had put as an estimate as the specified sum certain (specific dollar amount) as he had the discretion to liberally construe the pleading (as I represented myself and that I am not an attorney), I still believe and feel that he was fair and could smell deceit and when a person displays a more Machiavellian style. That means he is a very good judge since he can read people and can tell when they're being honest or not


Comment #: CA8724
I had to file suit against my ex, who I put through law school. Judge Roesch was professional and fair. I think that of all the judges I have had the displeasure of meeting (total of 5), Judge Roesch is one of the good ones and shouldn't be at such a low rating . If the judgement didn't go the way you had hoped, maybe it isn't the judges fault

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1381
I had to give this Judge a "10" on involvement in settlement discussions, because he actually advised the defendant to reject the settlement worked out with the Plaintiff, and ordered a settlement under much worse terms. Of course, when the defendant breached the settlement, he refused to enforce the settlement. So completely pro-defendant, its a wonder anyone ever pays their bills in Alameda County.