Hon. Sharon J. Waters See Rating Details
Superior Court
Riverside County
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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. Sharon J. Waters


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12576
Judge Waters is an outstanding judge. She reads all the papers, is familiar with the facts and case law, and will follow the law, regardless of whether it favors plaintiffs or defendants. She is an exemplary judge. We need more like her.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11790
Judge Waters is one of the hardest working, industrious judges before whom I have tried a case in my 35-plus years of practice. She has a favorable judicial temperament and takes the time to study and analyze complex legal issues before making well reasoned rulings.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10609
Judge Waters is a very fair, impartial and knowledgeable judge. I tried a lengthy case in front of her, and found her to be one of the hardest working, industrious judges I have ever appeared before. Like to other commentators, I found her to have excellent judicial temperament.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA9777
A very industrious,fair and hard working judge, who has excellent judicial temperament and is willing to listen to arguments and make well reasoned decisions