Hon. William H. Follett See Rating Details
Superior Court
Del Norte County
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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. William H. Follett



Comment #: CA8730
this judge goes buy accusations,and alligations,he make his own appinion of people and there lives he does not keep it perfosional,


Comment #: CA4419
I can't believe this judge. He took my aunt's child from her home and put him in foster care, over visitation with the father who threatened to kill my aunt when she had to flee the state for safety, when the father has been convicted of attempted strangulation, domestic battery and has an active warrant from another state because he skipped probation stemming from the abuse on my aunt.
He then forced her to move back to Crescent City to get her son out of foster care (she had been out of the state for a year, working with a domestic violence agency here locally). They can't believe what this judge has ordered, and neither can CPS from either state. They tried to get this stopped, but this judge does not care! And the crazy thing is that the father never once tried in any way to contact his son -- not once! California had every address of hers since she fled to safety, and yet she was never served to appear with the child, as it is written in California law. No, they just came and took her child with no notice. I watched her beg for her son -- a wonderful mom who has always had sole physical and sole legal custody of her son! All because of lies from a local "good ol' boy" attorney, and the father (a fugitive with a restraining order on him). And of course his money! That's all it took for such a cruel miscarriage of justice to occur. And what's worse is, he is going to decide custody, and he is not considering the documented domestic abuse that my aunt has suffered. We all can't believe this judge! There have been letters written... Let's just hope that something gets done about this injustice that keeps happening in this small community.


Comment #: CA4415
Rating:Not Rated
I am a victim of domestic violence and he told me that he did not care. He has made me and my kids move away from our support system/safety net, and the legal system that is supposed to protect us is continuing the cycle of domestic violence by letting our abuser use the legal system to control and abuse us still! I feel that he needs to step down as a judge.


Comment #: CA2396
I hope you read this Follet, you would remember me... Aaron Harrington, you took my kids away and gave them to thier mother, Edithia Riviera... I'm sure you remember the details, 2002, you should now know that my kids were in foster care in Virginia for two years, due to physical and sexual abuse by thier mother and her husband... My oldest daughter now lives with me here in WA, after being taken away from thier mother and her husband is in prison for raping a minor, I think you can due the math. Thank you for allowing that to happen. My daughter and I am working through it now. But I feel ultimately this was your very poor decision as a judge. I thought you should know, that your not the judge or even human being that you thought you were. I hope that haunts you, cause it sure haunts my daughter at night...

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA453
Rating:Not Rated
A former Navy officer who was stationed in Lemore, CA. Seemed willing to listen.