Hon. Nancy Davis Stark See Rating Details
Superior Court
Contra Costa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.2 - 8 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. Nancy Davis Stark


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA20370
Has continually ruled in a matter not following the statutory and case law. Has specifically criticized existing law and mentioned not following it. Private Defense attorneys and public defenders call her "Stark Raving Mad," a play on words and he name because of her bizarre comments and rulings from the bench. Appears to be disrespectful of those appearing in front of her.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA19802
Rating:Not Rated
Poor at best. Incompetent, ill prepared bimbo who loves her own theatrics and drama.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3094
Just one of KoKo county's chamber of horrors.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2814
An utter disaster. Also affectionately known as "Stark Raving Mad."

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA105
Judge Davis set bail of $100,000 in a misdemeanor case where the defendant was charged with trespass and violating a restraining order involving an ex-girlfriend. Defendant was forced to pay a bondsman $10,000 to make bail and continue his business. The district attorney's office later dismissed the charges as unfounded. The end result was that the defendant was effectively fined $10,000 for doing nothing wrong. Judge Stark should not be on the bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA31
A number "1."