Hon. James Petrucelli See Rating Details
Superior Court
Fresno County
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Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 4 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. James Petrucelli



Comment #: CA7397
I had submitted a letter to have Mr. Petrucelli to recuse himself from the case in 2000, because he had been employed with Ms Solely, he bluntly refused because of his aregence and continued to favor in Ms. Solely's side of the case. Worst judge on this side of the Mississipi.


Comment #: CA5602
Rushed through proceedings without really knowing facts of the case. Condescending, biased and should not be a judge. The court system in Fresno is terrible in general, but Petrucelli is the worst of the bunch.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3381
Rating:Not Rated
In the past as a deputy Sheriff he liked women alot. So probably not the law or anything, but if one did a study,
I bet women 70% men 30%.


Comment #: CA1325
Petrucelli heard my case in family court. He went off of only what my ex-wife said, and DID NOT follow the law. I looked into him, and he was already in trouble for not following the law. He was in trouble for "JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT." I wish i could do more to spread the word that he is a terrible judge. It made me feel horrible that someone like him determines the fate of so many people, and breaks up families like mine.


Comment #: CA1319
Terrible judge, should have lost election. I have known him for many years. Hes the ultimate crook!