Hon. David T. McEachen See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.2 - 5 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. David T. McEachen


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA17168
Rating:9.8
Comments:
Great judge. Tried a case in front of him. He lets you try your case, manages the evidence well. He comes down on both sides evenly. It was a real privilege to be in his courtroom. Great judge. He is what the system is all about and when you are in front on him, the system works. Did not like everything he did, and thought he was wrong a few times but he let me make my record and moved on. He is evenhanded and capable, runs a tight courtroom, and is an excellent judge.

Litigant

Comment #: CA3899
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
The Appeals Court is going to have to hire more staff to handle the caseload after people start appealing his bonehead decisions. After reviewing the transcript and the filings, I have to wonder if he was even in the same courtroom. (Even though he gave me what I asked for, his pretense that he was doing me a favor offends me.)

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2132
Rating:9.5
Comments:
One of the reasons I generally favor OC Central over LA Central these days. He's one of a sizeable group of very fine judges presiding at OC Central. Why LA Central is top heavy with an inordinate amount of terrible judges is beyond me.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1813
Rating:9.9
Comments:
Orange County Superior Court needs more judges like Judge McEachen. He is among the best judges for handling business and civil litigation matters.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6
Rating:9.9
Comments:
Excellent and well-respected by all.