Hon. John P. Winn See Rating Details
Superior Court
Sacramento County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.6 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   6.0 - 2 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. John P. Winn



Comment #: CA26871
I have been before Judge Winn for two different children. Both times he has admonished the party providing strong evidence and is condescending to women with confidence. Both rulings have put the children in continued harm. He should be removed for his lack of thoroughness in these proceedings.


Comment #: CA19199
In this challenging assignment, Judge Winn is trying to instill stability and integrity in the Sacramento Probate Court.
The Court needs a second Judge to handle the caseload. The greedy, unethical attorneys have gone unchecked for too long; its time to put them in their place.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7473
I'm not sure about the other comment, but I have won just about every bail reduction motion in front of Winn, having bail reduced on many times below schedule (provided I have a good presentation of argument/facts). I also won a hotly contested Romero motion, which saved my client 9 years. Winn seemed interested in resolving cases at the SCR level. He seems fair and open to hearing out the defense much more so than other judges on the Sac County bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5421
This man is an idiot and he is spiteful. He will abuse his power in order to take out his anger at the attorney - by locking up or refusing to release the defendant.