Hon. Douglas Hatchimonji See Rating Details
Superior Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.2 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Douglas Hatchimonji



Comment #: CA12826
Rating:Not Rated
This judge believed in me! My attorney did such a lousy job that I wrote a request for review and this judge heard it! He had seen me go through over a year of nonsense.

He assigned me a WRIT attorney and after 2.5 years it was dismissed! A man who still believes in the legal principals upon which we were founded!

They should all be this just and fair and allow true equal ability to obtain justice!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6638
Very biased judge; definitely pro prosecution. Favors/relies on prosecution in an extremely discriminatory manner. On a personal level, he is very arrogant and condescending. Do yourself a favor and paper him. Just a really bad judge to have to deal with and appear before.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA506
Calm, collected, skillful denial of any defense motion.