Hon. Harold W. Hopp See Rating Details
Superior Court
Riverside County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.8 - 3 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. Harold W. Hopp


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA38399
I practiced law with Judge Hopp at Quinn Emanuel prior to his appointment to the bench. I was an associate that worked directly under him on several cases including a civil trial. I found him smart, even tempered, hard working and a nice guy. He was very pleasant to work with. I have no doubt that he is a very good judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4767
I thought him to be a very fair and honest judge, who seemed genuinely invested in making legally correct and equitable rulings. I'm an O.C. lawyer, and I was representing the plaintiff in a case against a local hospital and physician, with all defendants represented by local counsel. The case had some very complex discovery issues that had to be resolved, and he was very thorough in his approach and analysis. I thought that he did an excellent job.

I cannot speak to the experience of the poster who felt that he was "home-towned," and I should note that my experience was a few years ago, so perhaps things are different now. I can, however, say that such was definitely not my experience with Judge Hopp. I never detected a hint of favoritism or bias -- and I was actively looking for it, given the venue's reputation.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3721
Judge Hopp is a hometown judge, who favors local Indio-area attorneys (even if they are incompetent and/or unethical). If you are an attorney from outside his hometown, you will have a very difficult time in his courtroom. He is unfair, dishohnest and shameless in his favoritism. Judges like Hopp will perpetuate Indio Superior Court's deserved reputation as a legal backwater.