Hon. Cindee F. Mayfield See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Mendocino County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.6 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 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. Cindee F. Mayfield


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Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA44624
Rating:3.2
Comments:
[Redacted by Ed.] I am a civil attorney with nearly 20 years of experience. Judge Mayfield heard a civil case despite her having knowledge and interaction in the underlying facts. That is a conflict of interest against the judicial canons. Judge Mayfield did not recuse herself and did not address the potential conflict on the record. A judicial ethics complaint was filed against her. [Redacted] - steer clear.

Litigant

Comment #: CA41939
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Shame of Judicial system, total an evil with the power. ruling against law to favor the lawyer she likes. She took all the legal rights from the domestic violence victims, a homeless mother and child without mercy. She supervises other judges and court reporters to make sure they are doing good jobs on persecution judicial victims. The access to justice denied in front of her. She need to be exposed !!!

Other

Comment #: CA31224
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Terrible judge! Sends a 7 year old child back into a household with alcoholic parents an abusive step parent with 5 aggravated assault convictions because she doesn’t deem it “an emergency “ what then is an emergency? Doesn’t even review pertinent current depositions. Yes I’m a disgusted grandparent praying nothing bad happens!

Litigant

Comment #: CA24783
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Graceful leadership style. Comports Her Honor’s power with compassion, clear communication, and thoughtful attentiveness. Seems extremely diligent, respectful of defendants’ Rights, and lends a firm benchmark for “civil” civilities.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6578
Rating:7.7
Comments:
Mayfield is a very intelligent, efficient, and overall, fair bench officer. (Juvenile dependency matter: parent's attorney)

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4150
Rating:7.3
Comments:
She figures out what she wants to see happen and then carefully writes a detailed opinion to support her views. She appears to listen but seems to have made up her mind already.