Hon. Steve Malone See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
San Bernardino County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.6 - 3 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. Steve Malone


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4488
Rating:3.6
Comments:
This is an appallingly pro-prosecution judge who cares not a bit about defendants, their anxieties, or their liberties. I saw him scold an incarcerated defendant who had been scheduled for heart surgery in the jail for taking up bed space that others could use, and noting that his medical matter could be taken care of in prison! He was nasty to a defense attorney who was upset that the prosecution withdrew a promised misdemeanor complaint filing, the promise about which was the only reason that the matter had been taken off of the prelim calendar. The judge then forced an illegal continuance, unconcerned about that prosecutorial flimflammery. He does not belong on the bench -- he belongs in a police department!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2169
Rating:3.8
Comments:
I am from another county and appeared on an uncontested motion for change of venue before this judge. The other side, who was known to the judge, was allowed to argue and "testify" by providing evidence for the court to consider even though he had not submitted any papers. Ultimately, the judge denied the uncontested motion without any basis other than the other attorney wanted it to stay there because it was more convenient for his client. The facts and the law were otherwise, but that didn't stop the judge from making his ruling.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA278
Rating:9.3
Comments:
This Judge sat down at the defense table
after a simple infraction plea was entered and my client was totally impressed. A real human being.