Hon. Joni T. Hiramoto See Rating Details
Superior Court
Contra Costa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.1 - 4 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


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.