Hon. Margo Lewis Hoy See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
San Diego County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.6 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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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Litigant

Comment #: CA16259
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I’ve known Judge Margo Lewis before she was a judge and was hard working lawyer. As a father going through child support issues her advice was “ Do the very best that you can,that’s all you can do “. That advice rings true today and follows me in a lifetime of decisions that I make. She’s a no nonsense judge, more than fair, but follows the law. She gets it, knows it and is extremely knowledgeable. A very bright judge whom will hopefully advance in her judicial aspirations. She does NOT hate men, a most respectful judge. And she’s very cool under fire. Take time to sit in her proceedings and watch her hard at work, the critics that write critical reviews have not taken the opportunity to see this judge at work. Thx.

Other

Comment #: CA15302
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is terrible makes an opinion based off appearance doesn’t care for fathers fighting to be in their child lives. Favors woman tremendously. She likes to throw her “in charge” attitude around. Please Please do NOT re-elect this poor judge who has the mental capacity of a teenager.

Other

Comment #: CA15128
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge called my separated wife at home, told her to come to court, and ex parte took all my pleadings off calendar. I was allowed a telephone appearance, had called the court, but my call was not connected to the courtroom. At issue were legality of spousal support order and return of one of the CA houses for me to live in because I had no intention of returning to NC to live. To show me how cruel and tough she was, this judge generated an additional spousal support order of $200 per month that had already been paid. More than $70,000 has been garnished from my retirements.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA14424
Rating:3.3
Comments:
Short on patience, gets irritated if arguments by counsel take more than a few minutes. Tendency to let status quo stand despite new evidence.

Other

Comment #: CA13623
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Do not re-elect. Cares more about her personal affairs than getting through the clogged court calendar. Go and observe her in court- extreme delays. Long lunch breaks. Usually late. Often tried to finish early for “personal matters.”

Litigant

Comment #: CA13346
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Lewis Hoy is incredibly gender-biased in her rulings. She views stay-at-home moms and working moms as saints walking among us and gives Dads/men the short end of the stick. This woman is destroying the lives of children and Dads and should have her record investigated for favoring one sex over another.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA13160
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
People love to lie in Family Court!! Margo hoy is very matter-of-fact and not up with the bulshit,She has logic. People complaining about her are the people that are dishonest. I can guarantee you I was very truthful in my testimony with this judge and the outcome of my case got better because of her while the other party continued to lie and tell outlandish talls. I rate this judge five stars!

Litigant

Comment #: CA13158
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Everyone saying Margo hoy is a bad judge is probably the one submitting lies and bad declarations Margo Luis is fair FAIR FAIR

Court Staff

Comment #: CA13043
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
She was a judge for my divorce MSA
She allows sociopathic behavior, perjury, and plays favorites to lawyers she knows.
I feel bad for any good father like me who has her for a judge. So sad.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12962
Rating:1.0
Comments:
One of the worst judges on the bench. Full of herself. Clearly not interested in helping parties reach a resolution- prolongs things unnecessarily andDisrespectful of other’s time. Should NOT be re-elected.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12950
Rating:5.0
Comments:
Agree with other reviewer. Arrogant. ALWAYS late. Drags things out as opposed to coming to resolution so the court calendar is even more congested.Doesn't appear to want to make any bold decisions that might be appealed so her record stays clean

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA12026
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Margo Lewis Hoy changed her name to avoid her previous bad reviews when she was known as Judge Margo Lewis. No matter what she calls herself she is arogant, lazy, and perhaps one of the worst judges in San Diego