Hon. Rodney A. Cortez See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Bernardino 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. Rodney A. Cortez


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA9705
Judge Cortez isn't just biased against defense, he flat out doesn't consider defense anything more than an annoyance that gets in the way of the prosecution.
People like this pretender need to go do something else with their lives -- take out their anger and frustrations some place else. Lives are affected by what happens in courtrooms, people deserve better than this arrogant prosecutor in a robe.
Its sad enough when, as an attorney, you speak to potential jurors and someone says "I believe law enforcement - they would never lie. Whatever they say, I will believe, despite proof to the contrary. And if someone was arrested, they must have done something because police never get it wrong." (Yes, we do hear moronic things like that!) But when the JUDGE also takes on that mindset... something is terribly wrong. Appointing Cortez to the bench... was terribly wrong.