Hon. Rachel Cano See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Diego County
See Comments

Attorney Average Rating:   1.3 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 rating(s)
Please send me alerts on this judge
E-mail Address:

Add your own rating

E-Mail Address (will not be displayed)
Confirm E-mail Address      

Only items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating.

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)

Please type what you see below:


What others have said about Hon. Rachel Cano


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA31070
Cold, dismissive, impatient, unwilling to hear evidence that contradicts her preconceived opinion about how to rule. Picked at her nails and adjusted things on her desk while litigant was speaking. Eventually granted custody of child to abusive criminal father who contradicted himself and demonstrably lies at every proceeding and in every filing. Showed strong bias in favor of young male litigants— in family court! Does not like to preserve mothers’ custody and tends to give more to father as well as reduce support to mother or rule that mother pays father, even if father significantly out-earns the mother. Just a few examples from observing a typical session including 4-6 cases. Judge Cano is unethical, biased, and vindictive. She triumphantly announces unnecessary extra rulings as punishment for the female party/mother. I noticed at least one time a mediator suggested attending a parenting communication class and that was the one part of the error-riddled mediation report she did not adopt, as if she did not like the idea of the parties spending time together. She neglected to correct what parties agreed were major errors and did not reflect either of their desires, simply adopting mediation reports as is, in a rush to ruin as many families as possible per session.
I thought she would be fair because she seems so accomplished, intelligent, and attractive in articles about her. She seems hardened, stubborn, volatile, resentful, and hell-bent on taking out her frustrations on women litigants, handing the male litigants extra advantages beyond what they asked for. She turns San Diego Family Court into a cruel sideshow. She appears to utterly lack empathy or objectivity. One man kept interrupting and yelling random irrelevant possibly-false accusations, perjuring himself, and Judge Cano allowed him to continue, to the discomfort of all present. It is clear she hates family law, and she shouldn’t be an authority on any matter in that courtroom. Judge Cano is a destroyer of families and traumatizer of innocent children who suffer the lifelong consequences of her narcissistically arbitrary man-favoring decisions. San Diego needs her rotation to be over.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA23441
Lack of diligence. Predetermination of verdict prior to testimony.

Overall a Fanily Court Judge, Deputy District Attorney, and yet still an open and outspoken "Womans Rights Advocate". How is there no bias?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA11798
Rating:Not Rated
Great judge, thorough.