Hon. Cheryl Mills See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Contra Costa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 8 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Cheryl Mills


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA23339
Rating:2.4
Comments:
She has no respect for Respondents or their lawyers

Other

Comment #: CA23337
Rating:2.0
Comments:
This "judge" does not respect respondents or their attorneys nor public defenders. Cheryl Mills does not review a case and violates a persons due process and Constitutional rights to have all facts and evidence heard before making a judgement or other. Discovery is not important to her, allow it can determine a persons quality of life. She is rude and disrespectful to most in her court room by even those who have sat and been court watchers. She has no business being on the bench as she does not respect the rule of law. C R Mills also plays favorites and this is so obvious in watching for hours and hours her demeanor and treatment of others. Her treatment of attorney's is a travesty in Professional etiquette. No wonder so many try not to appear with their clients in Department 19

Other

Comment #: CA22255
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She creates her own non-legal rules, is sarcastic, demonstrates obvious prejudice against a plaintive instantly, blows up easily and uses her position to be intimidating. Even if her ruling violates certain laws, she goes for it anyhow, being lead by her own ego.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA15954
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Extremely rude towards attorneys. Violates defendants due process rights by talking over attorneys and not allowing them to make a record. Threatening. Someone run against her.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10184
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Should be barred from handling a calendar court. Wastes more time berating attorneys than handling the merits of the matter before her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7312
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Family Law case handled horribly! Performance indicated a very strong inclination toward that of a "man-hater."

Other

Comment #: CA7311
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Absolute dismal performance in the application of justice. No concern for determining the facts. No investigation conducted, no evidence sought. No opportunity afforded for both plaintiff and defendant to present the case from their individual perspective. In all respects her performance was one of a disinterested, remote, aloof bureaucrat.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4801
Rating:3.6
Comments:
She is very disliked by much of the Bar. She has a bad attitude, and comes off as aloof.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3192
Rating:2.6
Comments:
Insecure due to stupidity, and celebrates form over substance to mask her lack of basic comprehension. She is married to a judge who was publicly chastised for rudeness to defense lawyers; and based upon my experience with her, I would anticipate that she has a happy marriage founded on shared contempt for others.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3050
Rating:1.1
Comments:
Worst judge in history. A true embarassment to the bench. In 25 years of civil litigation, I have not seen a worse judge.

Litigant

Comment #: CA1721
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Virulently anti plaintiff.
Attempts to craft rulings that condemn plaintiff's counsel to a long career
in front of the court of appeals.
Sometimes, however, her overweening
desire to eviscerate a plaintiff's case leads her to self disqualifying errors.
Another example of why there should more civil litigators appointed to the bench ranther than former prosecutors.
WDM

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA177
Rating:2.3
Comments:
A nitwit.