Hon. Charles S. Treat See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Contra Costa County
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Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 9 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. Charles S. Treat


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Other

Comment #: CA5057
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge was appointed by Arnold Schn.
and we know what he was about. Judge Treat condones attorneys sleeping with their clients and tries to tap deep wells to get attorneys lots of money. The guy is corrupt through and through.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3697
Rating:1.5
Comments:
Absolutely AWFUL. This guy has NO business being a judge in this state.

Other

Comment #: CA3006
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Treat clearly makes his decision prior to entering the courtroom. In my case, an utterly simple procedural situation needing no determination on his part, he simply found an excuse not to rule (a missing document not required in the filing package) and tossed us out of the courtroom and into the trainwreck that is the clerk's office.
Sadly I cannot say he is the worst jurist I have ever encountered. He's just an uncaring judge who wears his arrogance like a badge.

Other

Comment #: CA2935
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
He is the reason why our preschool is shutting down in San Leandro, Heaven Sent Discovery. He doesn't take into factor who this will affect...the teachers, the staff, the parents...and most importantly our kids, who are future.

Litigant

Comment #: CA2882
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Treat is an ivory-tower type of Judge.
He judges a book by its cover and has little regard for the facts.
Judge Treat was just looking to check the box with his family court assignment and has little regard for the people that come through his Court. He is insincere and arrogant. He makes orders and has little regard for whether people follow them or not. He is a shoot first, aim latter type of guy that does not read the Court documents or filings. If you are reading this, Heaven help you if you are assigned to this Judge. If you are, just say your prayers because only God can help you, really.

Other

Comment #: CA2853
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
My first experience in any court situation. Judge Treat ruled in such an unfair and absurd manner. He did not read his court briefs that were filed in the case. His "rationale" for his ruling does not take both sides into account. He spent no time looking at the real issue, did not read the facts and let someone he knew was a criminal not responsible for their lying in his court room. His judgement in my case is a mockery of the system.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA2597
Rating:2.1
Comments:
Hate hate hate his guts. Ruined my life. He doesn' t seem to BELIEVE in mental disability. Heavily favors super lawyers. Unbalanced...ni justice....a-hole

Other

Comment #: CA2238
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Rude misinformed, hostile ignorant, should go get some anger management training. Will never be more than a Family Court judge and does that very poorly. Follows no protocol,process,in dealing with the emotionally charged situations. Should be removed

Other

Comment #: CA2029
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Treat is biased against fathers with custody of their children. He didn't enforce his own orders regarding a long term drug addicted/alcoholic mother actually complying with his orders for her to be randomly drug tested, but instead gave mother even more parenting time, when it was confirmed that mother was relapsed. Inspite of the fact that the previous motion was an exparte regarding serious safety issues, mainly due to mother's relapse and complete lack of parenting skills, not to mention the fact that mother has repeatedly failed to comply with Judge Treat's orders for her to take parenting classes. Judge Treat is not a fair, just, caring, honorable, responible, reasonable or worthy Judge. He lacks morals and common sense. We also witnessed his outbursts, intimadation tactics, and contradictions as we witnessed him ruling the cases before him as we sat in the gallery appalled by his demeanor and injustice. Judge Treat punishes the clean, sober, and responsible parents, and babies and hand holds the drug addicted, alcoholic and irresponsible parents. It's sickening to watch Judge Treat abuse his power and position in the Family Court. We think a psych evaluation needs to be done on Judge Treat, because he clearly has some kind of mental disorders.

Other

Comment #: CA1919
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I have never had previous experiance with our country's judicial system...Judge Treat has given me a shocking view of why there exists such a feeling of cynisism with regard to how our court system works. This man is utterly insufferable,arrogant and without regard to the real issues of a case.He lacks not only emotional intelligence but common sense. He is the kid in school who was book smart but had not clue as to how life works. He is the shunned nerd in school who is now trying to exact his revenge on society.He is rude,demeaning,pompus and truly embodies every negative our legal system can perpetrate on the good citizens of our land.It disgusts me to my core that taxpayers waste money on his salary. I have these feelings and he ruled partially in my favor! So I am not some scorned,bitter citizen.If I had more time I would fight to the bitter end to try and see to it that he lose his position.I will not hide behind an anonymous comment..my name is [Editor redacted] and I can be easily reached.It is a travesty to call this man Treat "honorable" he is anything but...honorable. He is unjust and must be stopped.Obviously from other comments I am not alone in my feelings and I have touched only the surface ofmy complaints about this man in the interest of brevity.

Litigant

Comment #: CA1833
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Treat is simply coasting through his 'term' in FAMILY court. He is passive, and refuses to make any difficult decisions relative to the children, even when he has specific recommendations on what should be done from the Court Mediator and other professionals. He literally ignores their recommendations as if they never existed. He's doing Contra Costa County residents a disservice -- and getting paid handsomely for it. He was appointed to the bench in 2005. It really is unfortunate that we can't vote him out of office.

Other

Comment #: CA1804
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Treat should not be a judge in FAMILY court. He is a procedure judge and cares little for the family before him. He belittles and embarasses counsel and the family member that they represent. He is unfair in all of his judgements and he refuses to listem to you. I also believe that he has already made up his mind on how he will rule before he enters the court. I am a law abiding citizen and have never been in criminal court except as a member of a jury and this judge treated me as a criminal in family court.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1647
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Judge Treat is without any doubt the WORST jurist before whom I have ever appeared. He is biased against women. He REFUSES to follow the law and makes it up as he goes along. He threatens counsel with removal from the court room for making objections. He belittles and emarasses counsel in open court to the point counsel's client feels unrepresented. He makes it impossible to be an advocate. This person has NO business sitting as a family law judge and brings disrespect to and contempt upon the judiciary by showing utter contempt and disrespect to litigants (women) and counsel. He raises his voice often in fits of uncontrollable anger.

Other

Comment #: CA1646
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Treat clearly makes up his mind about a case before he enters the courtroom. It doesn't matter what you say, he doesn't want to hear it. I thought this is what a trial is for , to present evidence to substanciate what has been said verbally and written in documents. There is no trial in his courtroom, he doesn't care, he won't listen. He is clearly biased against women. He needs to be removed from the bench, justice is not being served.

Litigant

Comment #: CA1628
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge does not listen. He will smugly remark that he should listen more and talk less and then turns around and contradicts himself. He makes up his mind based upon what he thinks is true rather than any concrete evidence. Therefore, his opinions are prejudiced.

It is obvious he has no real life experiences in which to make judgement. It is obvious that he lives in academic ivory tower.

He is also forgetful about his previous rulings and attorneys have to remind him of his inconsistencies. He should be voted out of office