Hon. Michael A. Savage See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Sacramento County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Michael A. Savage


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5974
Rating:2.3
Comments:
It is very clear that he is not happy on the bench. Is pro prosecution in all areas.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA2176
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Extremely biased against defendants. Goes out of his way to show deference to the D.A.s. Also, very rude and condescending. Short time on the bench but has had a large number of his decisions overturned on appeal.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA1539
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I completely disagree with the defense lawyer who said that this judge is "smart, pleasant and fair." His tone of voice is ALWAYS contemptuous, if you are a female defense lawyer. He makes statements about the lawyer's strategy before he knows anything at all about the facts. He never, ever criticizes a D.A. He prejudges cases. He is abrupt and rude. Again, the difference may be male v. female. His bias is extraordinarily evident.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA190
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
A personal favorite of mine. Smart, pleasant and fair. Will do the right thing if you show him the law, and he appreciates good lawyering. On sentencing, he will be merciful where he should be, and he will really hammer a defendant whose actions and/or courtroom behavior show that he is a jerk.