Hon. Helena R. Gweon See Rating Details
Superior Court
Sacramento County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.3 - 5 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. Helena R. Gweon


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA9558
Very polically motivated. Not a stable personality for the bench, particularly in family law. Too worried about her reputation to make good legal decisions, which not only compromises her abilities, but undermines the correct outcome.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8004
Rating:Not Rated
Pleasant, but a prosecutor through and through.


Comment #: CA4391
Having sat through numerous hearings where Judge Gweon presided, I can honestly say that she was biased in favor of the woman defendants. I believe her to be prejudiced and self-serving. The woman has no idea what she is doing, or how many lives she is destroying. Just part of the corrupt cottage industry. Sad. Shame on Arnold for appointing this idiot.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3747
I was in her court once, briefly. It was a family matter, and she handled it quickly and extremely well.

To be fair, she didn't have a whole lot to do in my particular case, but what little was needed she took care of.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA1561
She completely took the side of the prosecution during a 1538 I had with her. She attempted to assist prosecution in reaching their burden and when the cops testimony didn't help she still found in favor of the prosecution. This is under appeal.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA1396
Recently overturned on appeal because she made up a jury instruction so that my client would be convicted-fortunatly the Court of Appeal noticed her mistake after the man spent a year in prison!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA436
Rating:Not Rated
Has trouble leaving the role of prosecutor behind.