Hon. Maria E Evangelista See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Francisco County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.2 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Maria E Evangelista


Court Staff

Comment #: CA45422
Rating:Not Rated
I see Evangelista rule against DV victims, mothers, women in general, almost every day. Tired of it.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA43107
Only sides with men. Watch out, mamas.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA43106
Rating:Not Rated
Seeing Evangelista day in and day out making unfair rulings towards parents really grinds my gears. She’s completely burnt out already. Can’t wait to switch departments.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA42936
She is very short fused she is a liar she will order something then when you call her out on she will chew you out saying she didn’t say that but you get the order and it’s clear she said it lacks common sense I don’t know how she got elected she sides with almost all the men in her cases she is biased she needs to get off that bench dealing with people children I’m sure she doesn’t read all of evidence given to her just a idiot all around the board

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA42572
Rating:Not Rated
Short fused, doesn't allow people talk, you can tell she is not the one writing her tentative rulings in Family Court as during the hearing she is clueless to the facts of the case and her own tentative ruling published the day before. Gets really rude, makes decisions not based on laws, makes orders without either party requesting, when asked for clarifications goes in the backroom for a break and comes back close to the end of the hearing and makes rush decisions. Often picks on people and stick to one side.


Comment #: CA42011
rude, condescending. All over the place, explaining admin processes on court time (with my lawyer present) apparently stole her husband (and his name). What do I know about family law? Keep kicking the can down the road and all parents in the system will be experts, get your act together. I don't know who is worse now that we have Flores back, what happened to Darwin? California has no shortage of judges, Wiley - why? Flores was moved for pro-dad rulings, so parents are back on court watch and what we uncover about Evangelista is almost as bad.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA41872
_I cannot believe the State of California will appoint this idiot! She has no idea how to examine evidence and use facts! My advice.....Exchange judge if you see her on your case! I wished the Commissioner would pull her off the bench, because she keeps hurting people!


Comment #: CA40831
Rating:Not Rated
Horrible Judge, 170.6 this Judge, a complete idiot, does not follow the law, will terminate parental rights at ex parte hearings, plays favorites, if your pro per you will lose before you open your mouth. This one needs to disbarred and reported to the CJP.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA37023
New judge to SF Family law. Had no Family Law experience prior to taking over 403. She is really trying but she has only been at 403 for 7-8 months but seem to be getting burned out already. Yeah, Family Law is stressful for everyone. SF court does not follow state law re Family Judge must have 2 years of experience in Family Law prior to hearing family law cases. there have been like 20 judges in and out of 403 over the last 10 years.