Hon. James J. Di Cesare See Rating Details
Superior Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.4 - 8 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. James J. Di Cesare


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA22204
Agreed. The Judge is a gentleman and well prepared. Tentative rulings are succinct and on point. And courtroom staff are super helpful and nice. I wish every courtroom operated like this.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5634
If you are a trial lawyer, you will appreciate this courtroom as everyone in it is a total professional. Judge DiCesare is a wonderful judge. He is stickler for formality in the courtroom but allows you to try your case. Juries love him. He is fair and evenhanded in rulings. I would agree with the other comments, one of the best judges I have ever dealt with.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1869
Hands down, best judge ever. Trial was actually a pleasure. Excellent court room staff, too.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1554
It was an absolute pleasure to try a case before Judge Di Cesare. Gracious to a fault, yet firm in his judgment.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1362
Good judge and well-liked in Orange County.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA127
Another excellent judge!