Hon. Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr. See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Fresno County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.1 - 5 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. Jeffrey Y. Hamilton, Jr.


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6559
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Hamilton is a no nonsense Judge and refreshing to have on our civil bench. He is not influenced by many of the political and social agendas that come along with Fresno's court system.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6429
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is a toxic combination of arrogance, ignorance and pro-plaintiff prejudice. He can be openly disdainful of what he’s respectfully being told by a civil defense attorney as to the law and the facts, which ultimately were proved to be absolutely correct. He will go out of his way to gratuitously insert into his rulings the law and facts according to Judge Hamilton, with no foundation, if he thinks it might help the plaintiff. If you’re a plaintiff’s attorney, this is the guy you want. If not, there’s always 170.6. You’ve been warned. I wish I could rate him 0 instead of 1.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6077
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Great trial judge. Knows Evidence better than nearly everyone, researched questions when called on it, willing to make a tough call when necessary and follows the law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4958
Rating:1.1
Comments:
He awarded $3 million in punitive damages and $500,000 in damages to his friend's client. He did not disclose his Facebook activity with his friend prior to this.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1129
Rating:8.4
Comments:
I have appeared before him in both criminal and civil cases. I have seen him make decisions which were independent and sometimes difficult, decisions in which lesser lights would acquiesce to political expedience. He is independent. I also watched him conduct a trial with an emotional but articulate pro-per. He had the patience of Job; although he took it under submission I'm betting he ruled for the pro-per and against the corporation, based upon the questions he asked the litigants, a rare thing these days.