Hon. Tana L. Coates See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Luis Obispo 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Tana L. Coates



Comment #: CA24913
She is a political appointee, she spreads rumors in and out of the court room, she schmoozes up to the rich and wannabe powerful, those who have appeared before her can not wait for the elections to vote her out.


Comment #: CA24760
If you ever get a case with this new Judge file a 170.6 to get her recused, she is not competent to be on the bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA24537
170.6 recuse her

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA24536
Her ego is bigger than her home, office, car and her Judicial Bench, she try's to fit in with the super rich but is out of touch with the real people.

I will no vote for her in a real election she has some bad baggage

Court Staff

Comment #: CA24535
She your typically politically appointed to the Bench, not a favor of the local Bar now is she very ethical and honest.

She has a reputation of doing and being some what on the wrong side of justice, she seems to be stuck up and arrogant.


Comment #: CA12339
Rating:Not Rated
She is paid to do what she does the Jury is still out on her being a Judge


Comment #: CA11841
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Coates is one of the best of the best Judges, she is Honest, Ethical and a fine jurist