Hon. Gregory H. Lewis See Rating Details
Superior Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.4 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Gregory H. Lewis



Comment #: CA52829
Pray that Judge Gregory H. Lewis of the Orange County Superior Court, be removed from the bench for willful judicial misconduct; abuse of power-through malice, oppression and fraud; use of his office to benefit a friend; and failure to recuse and disqualify himself from presiding over a case where he had a conflict of interest. The lame and willfully prejudicial conduct by Judge Lewis bring disrepute on the judiciary of Orange County. It is a sad day when an esteemed man willfully soils himself to benefit crooks and scoundrels, regardless of past loyalties, power, or possessions. Lewis was overturned in my case, by the Court of Appeal. Their e rebuke what is equivalent to a judicial spanking: they granted the JNOV, and denied his conditional motion, granting a new trial. NB thankfully, Judge Lewis has retired. He was sanctioned by the Commission on Judicial Performance for his conduct.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA29098
Rating:Not Rated
Appeared on a motion - never saw the judge - only his research attorney on the bench who clearly wrote the decision. After several decades of practice it was a very illogical decision without legal basis. Will 170.6 this judge in the future.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA22265
I sat through a calendar of 40+ civil matters and listened to Judge Lewis come up with a way to demean the lawyers on every single matter. This guy must be generally unhappy in life. Very unprofessional presentation for a Judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA16604
made worst decision I've experienced in over 46 years. 4th District granted immediate Writ and unanimously reversed!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA16602
I had a series of hearings, bizarre rulings, and interactions with courtroom staff, that cumulatively led me to suspect (for the first time in my long career) a possible bias in favor of opposing counsel's firm. Perhaps because I was from L.A. and they were local. In any event, I will 170.6 him the next time.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA15809
Rating:Not Rated
made worst decision on a spurious motion I've seen in 47 years. 4th District granted immediate writ and unanimous reversal. Impatient and unpleasant!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10495
Judge Lewis is a true keeper. He puts up with no nonsense, but is fair as long as you are on top of things. Great civil judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8163
This judge knows how to cut to the chase. He makes prompt, well-reasoned decisions and sees through attempts to snow him with argument and/or procedural tricks.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6474
A very good and thoughtful jurist. He is one who seems to be able to see the big picture. He will not ignore technical rules but he also can see the substance of the case on a level that most judges cannot. He is very pleasant and professional, and I will always be happy to litigate in front of him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5193
granted the most baseless, illogical motions ever seen in over 4 decades.