Hon. Brian L. McCabe See Rating Details
Superior Court
Merced County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.1 - 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. Brian L. McCabe


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA22048
Once he makes up his mind, he cannot be swayed even by CA Supreme court cases on point. Very disappointing. Also tends to state conclusions of law and not backing it up with case law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12882
Has an unchecked temper. Does not seem to understand issues well. Makes up his mind before hearing all the facts or evidence.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12606
Yells at people, loses his temper, lets the courtroom know he will not be pushed around and I believe holds bias to those that he believes questions his ability or does not do what he wants.


Comment #: CA3884
This judge is absolutely horrible at letting the process take its course. He likes to meddle and give his opinion on testimony even before the other party has had a chance to present their case. He has a horrible temper and will yell at people at the top of his lungs. It is a shame that he is a judge.