Hon. Mark Ashton Cope See Rating Details
Superior Court
Riverside County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.5 - 1 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. Mark Ashton Cope



Comment #: CA37888
Rating:Not Rated
If you are fighting for Temporary Guardianship to protect your grandchildren from their drug addict parents. Run from this Judge he will ask no questions and say go get your kids! He is condescending, arrogant and narcissistic. I’m shocked at how he speaks to people. Why was he elected to this position? I concur with other comments below.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA35004
Judge Cope gets very easily distracted by ordinary aspects of remote appearances. If there are any minor background noises or interruptions, instead of remaining poised and proceeding with the hearing, he becomes very upset and unable to keep focus. This is unusual behavior that I have not seen from any other judges. It results in a lot of wasted time and what appear to be emotionally guided judgments from Judge Cope. He also misses things people say because he gets so flustered. The "new normal" of remote appearances is here to stay, and if Judge Cope has trouble with remote appearances he needs to resign or develop the skills necessary to participate effectively.


Comment #: CA14402
This judge should be called dishonorable not honorable. He is the worst judge I have ever seen. He is prejudice and only listens to one side. He coerces the individual with whom is siding into saying what he wants them to say. Then he asks the other party if they have anything to say but when they start to speak he basically tells them to shut up and says "I don't want to hear it". Aweful judge. If you can avoid him presiding over your case, at all cost, find another judge!!!