Hon. Cheryl Mills See Rating Details
Superior Court
Contra Costa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.1 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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. Cheryl Mills


Civil Litigation - Private

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


Comment #: CA7311
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
She is very disliked by much of the Bar. She has a bad attitude, and comes off as aloof.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3192
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
Worst judge in history. A true embarassment to the bench. In 25 years of civil litigation, I have not seen a worse judge.


Comment #: CA1721
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.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA177
A nitwit.