Hon. Joni T. Hiramoto See Rating Details
Superior Court
Contra Costa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.1 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Joni T. Hiramoto



Comment #: CA28138
Recuse this judge on your first hearing! You have that legal right.
She is on the take and unless your the one paying her off, You lose and you will lose BIG!
She is illegally and systematically removing parents custody of their children based on payoffs. She will be under criminal investigation soon if the court doesn't move her out. I bet they do before she can be charged.. That's what they do or they will retire her like they did Judge Mills.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA21601
Her dark nails and purple hair is gothic and a disgrace to the bench. She gives great favor to local attorneys. She favors drug addicts and women clientele and she has anger management issues.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12845
Bright, intelligent, hard-working. Reads everything and is even-handed. Accepts criticism well. Very much a people person. She cares about justice and this is more than just a job for her. It's a calling.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4725
This judge seems to pre-judge cases on the merits. She gives a great deal of deference to local attorneys. Don't take a case here unless you are part of her "clique," as you won't be doing your client any favors.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3455
I never thoughtI would prefer Stark to anyone but I am so sick of this woman's temper that I am re-evaluating Stark. This Judge is rude, angry and very self-centered. I no longer care that her sentences are fair. SHe undoes the good she does when she blows her top which all too frequent. Is she bi-polar?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA2944
Rating:Not Rated
She has an anger management problem. Nasty temper. Bring your toothbrush if you or your client interrupts her.