Hon. Dale R. Wells See Rating Details
Superior Court
Riverside County
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* 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. Dale R. Wells



Comment #: CA14074
Rating:Not Rated
Why is this horrible man still on the bench? Every comment on here is negative and disgusting.


Comment #: CA14073
He yelled and screamed at the parent in court.
Has no compassion for anyone. Practically throws you out of the courtroom without even letting you speak. Belittling.


Comment #: CA12651
Rating:Not Rated
no one in the court challenged him as he destroyed me, forced me to represent myself and was involved with the horrible sheila williams. phoney. i have not been able to recover from this 8 years later. my kids were left in the care of a sick human, judge knew. County knew about him but allowed and encouraged his re elections. my kids are so obviously effected by his twisted orders, we should sue and everyone thats been tortured with his abuse should reap a reward.


Comment #: CA12401
Egotistical, impatient, biased, judgmental, interrupts without allowing answers to his question, degrading, condescending, preferential to fathers and parties with attorney. No care or concern for child’s best interests.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11296
Deranged, narcissist ruling over families with minor children. Misogynist. Always rules for the Abusive father when the abusive father lies about the custodial Mom. He sends custodial mothers with children, that both child claims and mother has for years substantiated, to Diana Herrington, who is a tranny, yes, a fake woman. Fake women hate real women. Diana always writes for the abusive father against the protective mother. Father claims Parental Alienation, every pedophiles favorite term, against the mother. The tranny sees facts produced that father is abusive, zero history of mother being an "Alienator." Herrington Tranny sends her report late, to the mother on the Friday before Monday's hearing. Mother has no time to reply to the report. Mothers asks judge for time to reply. He yells, not says, YELLS, "NO!"
This man is psychotic. He is also very likely part of the pedophile ring that my daughters father is in. As well, it looks like his attorney is probably in it, too. They're all weirdos, that is for sure. They act and talk like they have severe sexual addiction. They all talk real ugly about women, indicative of immaturity >> points to pedophilia every time.
I hope I see Wells on the news going to prison with my ex.
One more important note: No one at the courthouse in Indio uses any kind of authority, subjectivity or discipline on judges under their authority. No agency at all helps people shoulder the burden of this psychotic in a black robe.


Comment #: CA11288
Swore an oath to the constitution and yet has no idea how to use it!!
Should definitely not be in charge of others who also violate a persons constitutional rights!!


Comment #: CA5897
Judge Wells is incapable of addressing any case to any relevant law standard. He literally uses the court room as his own torture chamber against women and children and is fixated on teaching litigants that HE has the ultimate power, playing God and desecrating the christian faith. He plays insane games with litigants and those attorneys that have the guts to question his amoral demeanor and behavior on the bench and persecutes and punishes them for years. Those attorneys who know Judge Wells' bias and prejudice to certain segments of the population know how to play to these biases at every proceeding. Watching these attorneys in action is like watching a Judge Judy show as everyone is aware of what buttons to push in order to get the desired reaction. A reaction that does not adhere to any law or legal standard. There is no place in family law for that type of mentality.


Comment #: CA3410
worst judge ever. biased. exhibited anger when it wasn't warranted. said that we'd defer to the mental health professional for direction and then back tracked saying 'it wasn't going fast enough.' Avoid him at all costs. He was papered by the DA's for dropping a sex crime against a child becuase they couldn't work with him in criminal. Now he is in family? He needs removed.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3310
He spent two years on the criminal bench, but is most comfortable presiding over family law matters. Following form and filing timely are absolutely critical.