Hon. David B. Flinn See Rating Details
Superior Court
Contra Costa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.4 - 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. David B. Flinn


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA19355
He is a hero to the people of California, a model judge, a reasonable person, a compassionate human being, and knows the law and the case intimately well, and he is fair and just to both sides.

WARNING: Never appear before him on a tentative you won without being prepared to argue. And know your sh*t.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11502
Judge Flinn is a role model for all judges.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA588
The right person for the complex litigation department

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA50
This judge handles most complex cases in Contra Costa County, as far as I can tell. Very fair and intelligent, and obviously aimed at getting to resolution in a way that makes sense.