Hon. Andrew P. Banks See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.5 - 4 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. Andrew P. Banks


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3540
Rating:4.0
Comments:
Andy Banks is an imperious jurist who thinks he should be on the Court of Appeal. It takes six months to get a motion heard and he routinely refuses to consider ex parte relief. He treats most attorneys with a level of contempt, except for those of his friends who he fawns over like a schoolgirl with a crush. If I ever draw him again, I will file my ยง 170.6 motion the same day.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3227
Rating:5.1
Comments:
at this stage of the game, he is an ok, easy going dude. much better than some of the other wannabe Gods.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1930
Rating:8.6
Comments:
His motion calendar is backed up. But other than that he is extremely generous to counsel, remembers what its like to practice law, and very good with law and rulings. I wish there were more trial judges like him. Would make a good pick for court of appeal.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1126
Rating:4.2
Comments:
Scheduling motions you will find that motion dates are about 120 days out, motions for summary judgment are about 210 days out. And he doesn't order any mediation or MSC. Seems like if you want to litigate your case you are out of luck, he keeps his courtroom pretty inaccessible except for status hearings and trial.