Hon. Judy Holzer Hersher See Rating Details
Superior Court
Sacramento County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 7 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. Judy Holzer Hersher



Comment #: CA10696
She is partial to the well connected...
She definitely wants to try the cases without the jury getting to hear it.....Not really a fair judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10030
This judge is smart and prepared and expects the parties to be the same. She can be intimidating but if you sand your ground and cite good law you will win.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8678
She was rude, nasty, and made it clear she had already made up her mind before trial even commenced. She felt threatened by every male. In the American Inns of Court, she was the only female in the meeting and she put down all the males.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7721
She is abusive towards men and strong women. She bit lawyer's head off when he politely deferred to her ruling. She wants to try the cases herself. She is often wrong on the law, hated defendant attorney, and contrary to the law, she awarded plaintiff an inordinate amount of money.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6910
Should not be doing criminal defense trials. Abusive, very biased judge. Likes jurors to pose questions to prosecution witnesses during trial and her comments about the questions removed all/most reasonable doubt. She likes to bully men, criminal defense. Report her to CJP

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6107
She appears to hate men. She must be the alpha male in the courtroom. She is rude. She makes her mind up before she hears evidence and then threatens one side to settle.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA1374
She is fair, smart, and very hard working. She expects attorneys to be prepared and holds them to a high standard. The experienced criminal litigators who appear in her court have nothing but good things to say and among the civil bench she is highly regarded.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA437
Rating:Not Rated
I have no trial experience with Judge Hersher. She is polite enough in preliminary hearings but generally is regarded as one of the very worst judges on the local bench for criminal defendants.