Hon. Frederick Paul Horn See Rating Details
Superior Court
Orange County
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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. Frederick Paul Horn


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6594
Total jerk with a short temper. His only saving grace is his punctuality and flexibility, especially if you are cute and wear a short skirt.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6142
Overall, bench trial went well and confidence was high, but then the judgment was contrary. It read like the judge did not like my client, so the conclusion did not follow logic or legal rational. Appeal reversed him. I still believe he could be a good judge, but perhaps got a little bias or misunderstanding on unique issues.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4420
This judge did not understand basic real estate law. He kept on stating that holes in the wall are normal wear and tear, and that deposit funds may not be used to repair the holes created by the tenant. Holes are definitely damage. He thought that garbage and debris left on the property is normal. He also did not consider as damage the tenant painting a few parts of the wall with a different color. This is a terrible judge that should not be handling real estate matters.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4191
A really decent judge. He tried to be even-handed and get the parties to work together cooperatively. He has a very industrious legal clerk, who generally nails the issues, which makes it generally a pleasure to be in his courtroom.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3149
He acts very pious, but he is not to be trusted at all. He will schedule hearings knowing of attorney and party conflicts. He is not judge-like. He should not be on the bench. He is rude, very rude. He will not recuse himself and will hide major conflicts.