Hon. James M. Mize See Rating Details
Superior Court
Sacramento County
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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. James M. Mize



Comment #: CA6154
Judge Mize is by far the most fair and hard working Judge I have yet to come across. He works very hard to personally assist in settling disputes that would otherwise have both litigants spending thousands for a trial. He listens well and actually reads evidence put before him.


Comment #: CA6126
Horrible judge! Does not look at evidence and doesn't listen when you talk. Complete idiot and sorry excuse for a judge. Does not care about the best interest of the child.


Comment #: CA6099
Judge Mize seems like he wants children in danger and to live in an unsafe environment. He doesn't care about the children or the parent that is trying to raise the child right, he cares about the unfit parent and whether or not his/her rights have been taken into account.


Comment #: CA4938
Sacramento Family Court is the worst! I was literally told in mediation by the two pro tem judges in there with us that I should just do what my ex-wife wants because Judge Mize will always side with the female party! They don't even try to cover it up anymore!


Comment #: CA2963
Judge Mize always gives a fair hearing. No, it doesn't always go your way. But He is very thorough and makes sure the best interest of the child is at hand. Parents should stop thinking about their own best interest and their vendettas against each other and then maybe you wouldn't need a courtroom.


Comment #: CA2647
Rating:Not Rated
This is the worst Judge I have encountered in Family Court. He practices social work (that is what his degree is in) from the bench, you can tell his degree is from UCBerkley. I have sat and listen to him tell parents that make $2,000 a month to buy a computer so they can communicate via email. Get REAL! Judge Mize doesn't know what it is like to live on $2,000 a month and support kids. His poor decisions have recently resulted in a death of a child a year ago. He needs to be STOPPED! Just pull up the attached link for the details.



Comment #: CA1786
Rating:Not Rated
I realize that therobingroom.com is esentailly a complaint site for bad judges. Love that there are no comments here, as he is my new Judge. Previously had Judge Roman, whose comments are absolutely horrible (as was my experience in his courtroom where Mom's get whatever they want). Looking forward to getting in front of an unbiased Judge who will hopefully look out for my kids first before either me or my ex-wife's best interests.