Hon. Patrick Marlette See Rating Details
Superior Court
Sacramento County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.3 - 5 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. Patrick Marlette


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7931
He will give your client upper term if they are found guilty after trial. Not fair at all in sentencing. automatic 170.6 for me if I'm set for trial on a felony case

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6929
one of the most egotistical, unfair and pro prosecution judges on the bench. Was the media hack for the prior DA before being anointed to the bench. Avoid at all costs.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3674
Long time prosecutor and you can see it. Thinks highly of himself and has an ego. Pleasant enough to deal with, but since he was in sex crimes unit at DA's office, I'd avoid him for a sex case.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA428
Nice guy, who believes he is fair, but who cannot shake the instincts and assumptions of his long history as a prosecutor.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA316
Rating:Not Rated
Pleasant to lawyers and litigants but arrogant, ill-informed and heavily biased towards the prosecution