Hon. Sheila F. Hanson See Rating Details
Superior Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.6 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 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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What others have said about Hon. Sheila F. Hanson


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA15186
Worse judge ever not sure how she was appointed to bench


Comment #: CA13997
Worse judge ever! Request a new judge her Iranian racist head is convulded total tyrant

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10109
Had a DUI case with this judge and she is a tyrant and very unprofessional, take any deal early on cause she will punish you for going to trial and executing your consitutional right

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA9987
15 years practicing criminal law , this judge does not uphold the law will punish you for going to trial, she likes to see your clients plead the sheet she loathes when you go to a jury trial


Comment #: CA3323
Mrs. Hanson is a level headed empowered woman with many years of experience in the legal profession. She is sure to be fair and just. I have nothing but good to say about this judge. She deserves and demands highly earned respect. Make sure you give it to her.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA505
I have not won everything in front of her, but when I lost, it was due to a correct legal analysis and thorough research. I wish more judges were like her.