Hon. Salvador Sarmiento See Rating Details
Superior Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.8 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Salvador Sarmiento



Comment #: CA29107
rigid, aggressive, doesn't conduct matters fairly, all-around unpleasant interaction to be had with him; ratings above were so that not all 1's would be given. "Awful" is fitting. He seems burned out with his job and should retire or change careers. Also, when you have a record of bad behavior yourself that has come to light, you should not be allowed to serve as a judge any longer. Trying to have your spouse's traffic ticket is dismissed by a colleague is dirty business and there is no place for that in the judicial system.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA24942
Awful. Does not read any of the papers. Does not consult the law. Bias. Has no patience and is unreasonably harsh.
Doesn't bother to rule on all requests before him. Run as fast and as far away as possible if you are assigned this judge.


Comment #: CA14087
HORRIBLE!!!!! he should be fired for the situations he puts children in!!! does not investigate wont hear evidentiary and rules in the worst case possible!! hes lazy worst judge I have ever seen and heard


Comment #: CA13886
Rating:Not Rated
The WORST! Evidence means nothing to him. He is bias against women too. I don’t even think he knows anything about any case and doesn’t even show interest in the case befor him. Yawns and keeps watching the clock.
Actual numbers mean nothing to him. He makes up his own scenario, issues his judgement, then leaves the courtroom without even explaining how his rendered judgement can be met.
HORRIBLE! He shouldn’t be allowed to sit on the seat he does.


Comment #: CA13702
Completely agree biased against men! Told the story to the investigator and it was not passed along how horrible the mother was. Judge made up his own income for father and imputed him with triple the child custody cost. He also never explained why he can’t see his kids 50/50 if the investigator testified both parents are fit! Do not use him. He uses his own personal bias to judge cases.


Comment #: CA11158
By far the worse judge ever, he is super bias and all for the males and SUPER lazy!!! Doesn't read anything in the case! This judge does not understand anything and he threatens to send your kids to foster care all the time, for no reason. I don't think he's gonna learn anything until a child or parent dies under his watch and orders.


Comment #: CA4566
This judge is biased against men, doesn't speak English very well, and couldn't even read the order properly. If you have a serious case, bump this judge.