Hon. Alan V. Pineschi See Rating Details
Superior Court
Placer County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.4 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 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. Alan V. Pineschi



Comment #: CA14440
He took the time to hear my husband's case and all the details involved. He truly cares about every single person on trial. He is a breath of fresh air in Placcer County and most genuine and fair judge I've ever come across.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA9734
What an even handed, intelligent judge. He's calm, kind, helpful, interested in helping people get through the justice system and understand what is going on. In working this job, I find a lot of fair people, but few with such a dedication to fairness, kindness, and assistance. Truly a public servant of the highest degree. In watching his criminal cases, he'll tell you if he thinks you've been a knucklehead and need to get your head on straight, but he hates to put people in jail if they can get some kind of other help. He has little tolerance for bullshit but also is forgiving. If in a custody or criminal case, you should pray to get this judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8958
Rating:Not Rated
How this clown got into the top 10 list is beyond me. I and my daughter are still suffering the consequences of this judge's allowing a secret "family law" hearing with my ex wife at the conclusion of which he summarily ended my parental relationship. He uncritically accepted fantastic representations, conducted no investigation and offered me no opportunity to speak - or even know of the hearing. By the time it became apparent that the whole thing was a malicious fantasy, the damage was done. Years and thousands of dollars on therapy later, my now-adult daughter bears emptional scar tissue that will remain forever. A pox on this charlatain.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7610
I was involved in an extremely nasty civil case that had dragged on for four years. Over 50 court appearances, and I was from out of town. When it came around for the fifth time to be called for trial ("no court room" the last four times) my client and I were at the end of our rope.

I was going to dump the case and my client was willing to let it all go if it got continued one more time. In an act of desperation, I wrote Judge Pineschei a letter and explained the dire situation. And you know what?

He listened. He got us a court room and a judge. He made it happen and we were off to trial and we won. I am so glad he was there.