Hon. Corey Scott Cramin See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.7 - 14 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA23548
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Unprepared and lazy. makes strange and unreasonable demands of defendants and then makes rulings without any reference to law. If you are attempting to defend a client in a collection case, you might as well go straight to an appeal, as you lost your case when you walked in the door.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA21551
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Corey would make a great night court show judge. He doesn't listen, makes poor decisions, and couldn't oporate without a cleck. He's a joke. Always get a continuous if he's on the bench. He's terrible!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA20677
Rating:7.3
Comments:
If you are prepared beforehand and you've been responsible in filing and moving your case on the substance and procedure, you will have no problems with this judge. If you are not paying attention or treating your matter as a limited case of no consequence you may be not given benefit of the doubt if you've made a mistake. Reviews saying an affidavit of prejudice should be filed against this judge are either ill-informed or biased.

Litigant

Comment #: CA19603
Rating:1.0
Comments:
1) his court date docket is all over the place and inaccurate.
2) He disposes of cases so he cannot be investigated
3) Biased towards collections and rent-an attorney
4) Pro-per: hostile towards
5) Holds court trials without both sides present
6) When collections attorneys mess up, he aids them by dismissing case in their favor and cancels OSC date (one day before) so hearing won't occur.

Tells defendants and their attorneys that he won't overturn their judgments.

His courtroom needs a new judge and new clerk.

I am ashamed that he is a member of our legal community in Orange County.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13386
Rating:10.0
Comments:
An old school judge. Sharp and no nonsense. We desperately need him in unlimited actions.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11938
Rating:10.0
Comments:
When he was a commissioner handling UD actions he was very one-sided. I will agree with those comments. However, handling civil actions, he is one of the few judges who is not only pleasant, but even handed. It's refreshing these days to even have a judge like this.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8367
Rating:1.8
Comments:
In 33 years plus in OC, this is one of the worst judges around. Does not read any papers and is totally unprepared. I have been an attorney and litigant in front of him. Although he is pleasant, he just seems lazy and unprepared.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8015
Rating:1.3
Comments:
Any collection defendant should file an affidavit of prejudice against this judge. He used to be even handed and apply the law and follow the evidence code, then suddenly something happened to him, just before the collection courts became consolidated and he became essentially the only limited jurisdiction collection judge handling all the cases in the county and rapidly handing out judgments to all debt buyers, even those without proper evidence.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6477
Rating:2.4
Comments:
Judge Cramin never lets me talk. He usually doesn't read the papers. His clerk will even look at you like you are nuts if you give them papers to read. He then takes the bench with no understanding and refuses to listen. After trying to get a word in edge wise, if you can finally get through to him, he'll do the right thing, though.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5316
Rating:1.0
Comments:
There's very good reason that he's stuck in "limited civil" -- the tiny cases. Because he does not have the respect of his colleagues on the bench. There are good reasons for that.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5314
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Is buddy-buddy with certain attorneys who appear regularly in his courtroom. When those attorneys appear, whatever they claim, they get. The judge acts as their advocate, not as a judge at all, no matter the facts or the law. BEWARE THIS JUDGE!!!! Will be dinged henceforth and here forward in all cases. He is a serious problem for the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4890
Rating:9.6
Comments:
He is a great judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4781
Rating:8.1
Comments:
I saw him recently. He is a good civil judge, who reads the cases and the papers.

Litigant

Comment #: CA4754
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He is not a proper judge. He is a landlord himself, who rules however he feels (and he always sides with the landlord), disregarding procedure, law, evidence and testimony. He is rude and condescending, and does not deserve to be on the bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA1926
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He has been banished to the nether regions for good reason. He is horrible.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1341
Rating:9.5
Comments:
Judge Cramin is an excellent civil judge, who I have experienced both at Central Santa Ana and Laguna Hills courthouses. He is sharp on civil issues and reads cases--a real plus. Don't know why he is in Laguna Hills. A keeper.