Hon. John L. Flynn III See Rating Details
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Superior Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.9 - 9 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 13 rating(s)
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* 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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Other

Comment #: CA25268
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Flynn needs to be a “fact finder” instead of basing his rulings on his “own” feelings or prejudices. He might want to look
At his past “rulings” and research the real truth and especially recent facts that were told to him
In court and he refused to acknowledge..How can we not hold this judge accountable when he is so FAR OFF in his beliefs of who ever tells him the most convincing “story”.. lol. Judge Flynn needs to research the facts of his recent cases instead of being the “fact finder” he is so obviously NOT.. He completely made decisions in my case based on HIS bias and ignorance or inability to decipher the real truth . He needs to clean up his recent wrongs to save FACE, because his recent “rulings” and the facts of law are going to make him look really incompetent.

Litigant

Comment #: CA24706
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Amazingly, most of my posts were taken down. If any attorney's or otherwise would like to look at my transcripts, and Flynn's extreme biased, name calling of me and my pleas to explain to me his reasoning, or unlawful, unproven,biased, hate towards me, a WOMAN, I will gladly show you all of the transcripts minus my Child's name..I am not someone that is going to keep silent on my case and I will show the county of OC, that this "judge" is just a little "man" punishing Women for some reason.. My case is being reviewed by many attorney's and Flynn's superiors. Flynn couldn't even provide me ONE lawful reason of his "Statement of decision" in my case to even better myself in the "eyes of the court" to see my child. Please, anyone wanting to review my horrendous, biased, heart wrenching pleas from my child with an 730 evaluator of the court stating the BOND and love between me and my child, on record, my child blaming the "JUDGE" for not letting me see him, is criminal. Anyone wanting to see the truth of this unethical, hatred of Women, , narcissistic, biased, unlawful person sitting upon his thrown ruining OC families lives, please e mail me...

Litigant

Comment #: CA24618
Rating:2.0
Comments:
I'd LOVE to show you all my case with this idiot on the bench! His superiors and others are looking at the lost lives, injustices, and biased "rulings" by this unethical "CLERGY' OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH and hideous example of our judicial system in OC!! This "man" thinks he is GOD, ruining lives, enabling CHILD MOLESTERS TO GO FREE OR WITH NO SUPERVISION WHILE VISITING THEIR CHILDREN, bc of "FLYNN'S PAST CHILD MOLESTATION CHARGES"? REALLY??? REALLY, ORANGE COUNTY"? My case is absolutely ludacrest, biased and proven true with flynns Own OFFICERS OF HIS COURT, YET HE GAVE MY CHILD FULL CUSTODY TO A MAN WITH A CRIMINAL DRUG, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HISTORY AND MORE... I am willing to block out my childs name and show EVERY ATTORNEY AND PARENTS MY RECENT CASE FOR YOU TO DECIDE FOR YOURSELF. FLYNN'S A BIASED, IGNORANT, UNETHICAL , PAYED OFF, WORTHLESS PERSON RUINING MANY CHILDS, PARENTS AND FAMILY'S LIVES.... If ANY of you seen my case, and his biased rulings, you'd be shocked.

Other

Comment #: CA24310
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Flynn, is a horrible human being. He’s angry and bitter. He is disrespectful and hates women. He is very unprofessional. He uses his emotions instead of the law to make decisions. Now it makes sense why opposing counsel would use a judge like him on his behalf to help his client win a case. I didn’t. Rate him because there is nothing less than 0.

Other

Comment #: CA24288
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I’ve never seen anything like what I saw in that court room a few days ago. In court to support a friend. I almost don’t even have words.This judge acts like he just wants to annihilate any female with kids that walks in to his court room. Let her ex talk as long as we wanted lying about his continued drug and other stuff. Flynn did everything to keep my friend from being able to respond. The way Flynn spoke is not how any judge should act. shut her down, cut her off, spoke over her, and yelled at her. The day we went to court, my friend case was the last one heard so we had to sit through all the other cases and that’s where I heard him speaking to the respondent in a case and talking about his past child molestation charges and then he gave the child molester visitation rights with no supervision. I still, just thinking about, I can’t wrap my head around that and I don’t know how by any law of any kind, that that is okay for him to do. What about these kids?? What is happening to the kids?? What is he doing? And how can he get away with this? He is ruining lives! Get a different judge assigned if you can.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA24031
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Got the message about this so will add my two cents. There is a big international case he screwed up on so he is under review now about it. Flynn needs to clean up his reputation after all these years of screwing up.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA24026
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
unbelievable... looks like judge flynn has started posting good reviews about himself anonymously today. as if that will fool anyone...

Other

Comment #: CA24025
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Beyond impressed!

Other

Comment #: CA24024
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Very knowledgeable, cautious and patient. Was observant to DV without prompting. Fair from both sides of the isle. Worked with FACTS not opinions. Very impressed. A REAL Judge!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA21284
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Flynn's not "judge" material.. He is far from "honorable"

Other

Comment #: CA21283
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This Judge and his KANGAROO Court, need to go.. Flynn's extremely biased, dosen't follow the law, calls women names in open court and gets away with it. There's been many complaints to his Superiors, his entire staff walked out on him and he still sits upon his "throne".. He's a disgrace to our Judical system and Orange County. I don't know how this IDIOT is still working as a judge????

Other

Comment #: CA19936
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
After reading all of the comments why is this man still a judge?

Prosecutor

Comment #: CA18592
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge needs to be dethroned. He is notorious for enabling abusers in domestic violence and sexual assault cases. He released a man who abused his own toddler and other children in a daycare. A quick Google search will provide more details of the case. A cursory conversation with other lawyers revealed that he dismissed multiple DV cases because he only saw one bruise or none at all. He does not understand that domestic violence goes beyond physical assault. He is harsh and unreasonable and a very poor judge of character. Whoever wrote that he is taken up with performances is right on the money. He allows men to rail and rant and shuts women up. He punishes women who seek protection by taking away their children from them. He must be removed.

Other

Comment #: CA17109
Rating:1.0
Comments:
A liar and a person who has no integrity. Complete abuse of power and his overt bias against women is not even disguised. Cowers behind closed court so his unethical deeds are not visible. There is no way this cretan should be on the bench.

Other

Comment #: CA15496
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I was in Judge Flynn's courtroom today to support a family member. I was able to witness a couple of cases before my family member's case was called. This man has an overt bias against women. He was demeaning, dismissive and drew conclusions that were completely baseless. In my opinion, he really has no business preciding over family court.

Other

Comment #: CA13734
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He cancelled our first hearing in January of this year and had to continue it to June of this year and then he cancelled our court session in the morning Of the week of June 18th. I am paying for 3 hours of my attorney's time as he was not then back in session until after 1:30. He appears to be VERY biased against women. He doesn't seem to care how his actions negatively affect others.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA13666
Rating:1.1
Comments:
Judge Flynn's ENTIRE staff has requested to be transferred out of his department because they could NO LONGER support this "judge" or his unethical decisions..They have witnessed the injustice, and improper handling of many cases.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13315
Rating:1.7
Comments:
This "judge"???? is the WORST criminal on the bench.. Flynn is Senile, unable to determine between right and wrong and makes decisions based on ZERO case law or any reference to his BIASED decisions. Flynn NEEDS TO BE REMOVED FROM THE BENCH...He's an embarrassment to the Orange County Courts, his piers, our Citizens and mostly his Honorable Father who was a exceptional Judge.....so sad ....."judge" "flynn" is the true example of "On the take".

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA12935
Rating:1.0
Comments:
WORST IDIOT ON THE BENCH

Other

Comment #: CA12265
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Have never seen a Judge like this, COMPLETE abuse of power, degrading, saw him give rights to a PEDOPHILE, and have seen him take rights away from a mother and give them to the lying drug addicted father. Disgusting. IDGAF if he went through a nasty divorce. There is NO EXCUSE for him ABUSING his position as a judge to badger, intimidate, yell at, and take rights away from anyone because he 'wants to leave' or is in a bad mood that day. GFY!!!!!! WORST JUDGE EVER!!! Listen up people, TRY AND GET YOUR CASE HEARD BY A DIFFERENT JUDGE!!!!! I can't believe this guy is allowed to run a court room the way he does. It's despicable and so is he!!!!

Other

Comment #: CA11415
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Very poor judge of character. Easily persuaded by the party who puts a better performance. It seems like he makes up your mind about you from the first few minutes which gives the plaintiff the advantage since they get to go first. Let's lawyers run over him. Speaks very quietly and shy. You can barely hear him. The worst !

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11244
Rating:1.5
Comments:
He was completely biased towards my husband in our divorce. He even told me that I was a bad mother. He heard very little testimony from me.

Litigant

Comment #: CA10709
Rating:1.0
Comments:
A typical intellectually inferior government worker. This man could never make it in a private practice.

Other

Comment #: CA10604
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I had heard that Judge Flynn III had gone through a terrible divorce and was tough on women. This seems to be general information that everyone accepts that knows the way he runs his court. As a layperson I was told this by numerous people when I had told them he was the judge in my case. I don't know if he is aware of his behavior. Of course he might not really care. He takes cases out of order, takes ridiculously long 15 minute breaks (like an hour) and it was apparent to me sitting in his court that he is clearly nicer to men than to women. I'm just amazed he's allowed to run a court room like he does. When my turn came he was demeaning and downright punitive to me without any cause other than what he read had been alleged against me. Neither my lawyer nor I had a chance to talk. I had gone into his court with an open mind and came out feeling like I had been hit by a train and unfortunately survived.

Litigant

Comment #: CA9560
Rating:2.0
Comments:
He is definitely pro prosecution... .very biased.....makes his own rules of law allows anything in court even if the opposing party has not had due process to review the evidence....allows everything he appears to like messy litigation rather than simplifying the court process....can't say he's racist but you can tell he has very little experience getting to know other minority issues....

Litigant

Comment #: CA8737
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
The one court date he was actually present he didn't want to hear the trial and had us reschedule for 2 months later. He has since cancelled on us twice. So a case that has been ready since November is now not being heard until July....if he keeps the date. His delays are costing us a ton of money and headaches. We just want to be heard and move on with our lives. Seems crazy HE keeps cancelling on us and pushing us back 3 months each time. Not loving him at this point. If we ever get heard it will interesting to see how he rules. Family court is horrible!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3890
Rating:1.7
Comments:
Strong minded. Makes laws by himself.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3888
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Bad judge. Makes laws on the bench. Looks polite and nice, but is actually much nastier than he looks.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA503
Rating:5.7
Comments:
Hard to sway him at all. Set on his ideas. Pro-prosecution.

Other

Comment #: CA401
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Sat in the courtroom today for most of the day in room C-48. Heard about 10 cases. I admire his patience when hearing what the defendant (or plantiff) has to say. In some cases I felt he was almost too nice. One lady had a 90-day suspension on her CA state bar license and he was making sure she wasn't violating this and acting as a defendant and not an attorney while she was defending a small claims suit against herself. Then she broke down and needed two more weeks to prepare because of stress and "mental illness." He granted it! I feel sorry for any plantiff that has to come back again just to have their case heard.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA123
Rating:9.9
Comments:
Had a civil trial with him within the last month. The judge handled the case superbly, even though it was complicated. Very fair and even-handed.