Hon. Joseph R. Brisco See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Bernardino County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.4 - 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. Joseph R. Brisco


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10469
This judge is now an arbitrator for JAMS. TERRIBLE judge and person.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6911
I have appeared before Judge Briscoe for 20 years, and am never afraid to bring a difficult case to his courtroom. His treatment of people is the best, all counsel, all defendants. His knowledge and diligence is superior.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6133
I suppose he could be characterized as a tough Judge, but only if you are on the wrong side of fence with your case. I find him fair and even handed, never playing favorites. He calls the civil cases as he sees them in light of the law and overall fairness. He can award significant sanctions on motions, if they are appropriate.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5195
Rating:Not Rated
This is a horrible judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4343
This judge failed to provide a defendant due process at a hearing where the defendant's attorney properly submitted evidence in advance of the hearing that could have irrefutably proven that the defendant was innocent. Judge Brisco played hard, fast and dumb while protecting the interests of the plaintiff, who is another attorney who filed a false restraining order against her client. The defendant client has maintained his innocence in all his responsive pleadings, offered to provide the court video evidence, plus the sworn declaration of an eyewitness to the alleged event, who is an L.A. County Sheriff's Department Court Security Officer. Judge Brisco refused to view the video and the declaration of the officer. Judge Brisco protected this corrupt attorney for an undisclosed reason and further guaranteed that the defendant cannot get a fair hearing or trial in his court. Judge Brisco should not be a judge, and should not be re-elected.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4204
This judge should never hear another case. He has been bought or something very strange is happening -- even the court staff don't understand it, nor have they seen anything like this before. If you need to go before this bench, delay, delay, delay until he goes back to wherever he came from.