Hon. John D. Oglesby See Rating Details
Superior Court
Kern County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.3 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 3 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. John D. Oglesby



Comment #: CA15557
He doesn't listen to anything anyone tells him. One man told him that he isnt the guy they keep telling him he is and he just told him, "well you're that guy today".


Comment #: CA12017
Judge Oglesby understands both the law and the intent of the law. He also is quite discerning. Here is a judge with no patience for endless petty motions that stall a case and line the attorneys' pockets, while creating a backlog of cases on the dockets.


Comment #: CA8777
On 7/15/14, in Bakersfield, Judge Oglesby ruled, and on 8/27/14 signed the Order After Hearing denying the enforcement of two previous "Minor in Counseling" court orders requesting psychological help to our 14 years old sun, siding with mother's multi-million dollar estate.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8334
Rating:Not Rated
Problem with him is that he has a quick temper, but even worse, he makes up his mind too quickly and there is no changing it. Forget trying to argue with him or to point out to him why he is wrong, he will dig in and will even become rude to you. He moves cases along, but if it is a complicated issue or case, then you don't want him as a judge.


Comment #: CA8235
Rating:Not Rated
Judge made a decision based on EMOTIONS even though I provided documentation that I was terminated due to work force lay off, he said..."Mr. Felix you are sand bagging to no have to pay child support and alimony" never to into consideration my documentation. Destroy my relationships with my children which are the WORLD TO ME !!!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6572
If you are assigned this Judge, state that you Object under CPP 170.6 and you will be assigned a new Judge. It will be the BEST move you will ever make in your court matter.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5271
He does not waste court time on useless discussion. Requires and encourages settlement where it is possible. Highly intelligent logical decisions. Cuts to the point. Mathematically inclined. Forget trying to manipulate this judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3700
Extremely biased. Refuses to read motions prior to taking the bench. Refused to provide legal basis for denials or states inapplicable reason.
Abrubt and curt refusing to answer any questions. Repeatedly states untrue facts in general.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA133
He is a very fair judge - I have had family law cases and criminal cases in front of him and I have always found him to be fair.