Hon. Judith S. Craddick See Rating Details
Superior Court
Contra Costa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.8 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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. Judith S. Craddick



Comment #: CA6609
Spent nearly ten years in CC Courts and many years before Craddick. Allowed my ex to get temporary custody of our children on an Ex Parte hearing that I was not aware of while he was on "supervised visitation". I called in the media after she reversed custody if I agreed to felony ankle bracelets...problem is I have no criminal record and am not a criminal. So many other illegal acts transpired in my case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6412
I'm filing a complaint with the Ca Commission on Judicial Performance. She took an activist role, had Ex Parte communications, violated my constitutional rights. Threatened to throw me in jail if I couldn't convince a third party to take action. When faced with a court reporter she would not come out of chambers and refused to go on record. There's much more. Suffice to say, do not hear a case before her. 239


Comment #: CA3217
Her quick decision regarding my child custody case was later reversed by my special master. She caused me a lot of heartache and a lot of money. I hear her name around the courts is crazy craddick.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA2481
Horrible judge for plaintiffs-- wears her defense bias on her sleeve. Granted MSJ against my plaintiff in a negligence case, despite facts and case law clearly militating that the jury decide. Court of Appeal will reverse her shortly. All plaintiffs must 170.6 her.