Hon. Maryanne G. Gilliard See Rating Details
Superior Court
Sacramento County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.9 - 3 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)

What others have said about Hon. Maryanne G. Gilliard


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA186
I think that Judge Gilliard is one of our very best judges. She is completely evenhanded in criminal cases and will grant defense motions that should be granted. She also is unfailingly courteous to lawyers and litigants.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA181
This judge is smart. Many defense lawyers challenge her for bias. She is a former prosecutor, and has a bent toward their way of thinking. However, my personal experience with her has been that she will follow the law - and she knows the law. If it is a discretionary matter, she will rule for the prosecution. Nevertheless, she is smarter than most. She rewards preparedness, and will take the prosecution to task if they haven't done their homework. Since everything is relative, I would rather have her for a judge than many others. I also feel that she has the potential to develop someting rare and only seen in wise judges: the ability to show mercy. I hope that she doesn't prove me wrong.