Hon. Judith S. Craddick See Rating Details
Superior Court
Contra Costa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 5 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


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA11372
I believe this Judge should not be on the bench. She clearly deferred to the familiar faces of the local Bar Association to the detriment of the individual trustee looking for a ruling that met with codes, case law and equity. I was neither the counsel of record or the litigant, but assisted the trustee in a matter in 2012. As a nearly dis-interested participant, I believe this Judge to be not competent.


Comment #: CA10259
Unfortunately a zero rating is not an option. She is an inveterate liar. Her rulings are designed to maximize the cost to Plaintiff. When faced with her statement that allegations were not present in pleadings, then directed to the paragraphs that contradicted the ruling, she refused to change her ruling. She refused to consider a motion to strike false statements in defendant's demurrer before considering the demurrer because she allowed amendment. Do not expect due process to be followed with this judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA9587
She has no ability to understand any legal concept or issue. Even when you educate her she still doesn't understand the law. She is extremely bias. She can contradict herself in one sentence. Stay away!


Comment #: CA8204
Very quick to make her own determination of real story. Failed to look at evidence and listen to a sob story and was swayed by bipolar person.


Comment #: CA7434
Judge Craddick is a one sided judge. She is only for the defense. She is an evil old woman who makes her own rules. she should not be allowed to judge, since it is a judges job to be fair and impartial, which she is not! She should do us all a favor and retire!!!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7168
This is a Hard Core Republican,
politically well connected Judge. Graduated from a local law school that is not accredited by the ABA. She has a total bias in favor of Defense and particularly Insurance companies. She has been on family law and civil. She does not know the Law. Rules on her own feelings. Worst Worst Worst Judge that you can imagine. Fair Hearing? Impossible. If a Big Law Firm in your opponent, then you better dismiss your case and go home early.


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.