Hon. Tara Reilly See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Bernardino County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.6 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 1 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)

What others have said about Hon. Tara Reilly


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA11904
Judge Tara Reilly is the greatest

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA11669
Best Judge I've ever come across.


Comment #: CA11668
Rating:Not Rated
Hon. Judge Tara Reilley is the best judge ever. I feel that she really cares about the justice system whether it be for victims of crimes or victims of themselves (drug addicts). She probably wouldn't remember me, but I'll never forget her. It is evident that her motivation for getting involved with law is due to her compassion to help others.


Comment #: CA11257
Unfortunately I've had to deal with guardianship judges for awhile now. I had just about given up on the San Bernardino Court System until I entered Judge Riley's room. She has been the only judge to actually listen to me and treat me as a human being. Thank u Judge for all you do

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10811
Threatens you with jail time.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8746
This judge is extraordinary... no doubt about it, or opposition to it. She happens to be gorgeous and quick witted as well, but she is everything a judge should be.
If I ever write a book about my career -- my first time in her courtroom will be included as a moment that moved my heart.
My client was a very young woman with 2 children and she worked a decent job. Her little girls stayed with her sister while she worked. (Large family) My client's husband was fresh out of prison and she let him have their apartment while she moved in with her sister, until he got on his feet. Good intentions, bad choice. He was cooking meth in that apartment. Police arrested him at the apartment and called her to come home and asked where her children were. They took the children to foster care... to a family of a different race, whose food was completely foreign to these well taken care of little girls. The foster mother was so astute she said "these children do not belong here -- they are well taken care of." So I went to court with every photo of these children and family I could get... at the beach, parties, weddings, BBQ's, birthdays, school, in the snow. Judge Reilly went slowly through the photo album, and I couldn't breathe as I watched her. Then she looked up and said to the Social worker, "Return these girls to their tias... right NOW. I don't mean after work, I don't even mean after lunch... I MEAN RIGHT NOW.
Who does that? Who takes that kind of responsibility and makes decisions like that? This wonderful judge, Tara Reilly, and pretty much nobody else.
I will never ever forget that morning. It meant so much to be heard.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8715
you're fantastic Judge Tara

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6969
I have to admit, I think this judge, Tara Reilly is so superior, I marked a ten in flexibility of scheduling and I really have NO idea about her flexibility in scheduling. I just know that she is so unafraid to do the right thing, so involved in the importance of her position, that she has the respect for the judiciary that she creates in others. I have witnessed this remarkable woman over the course of 20 years, make decisions that are just unexpected and right to the heart of RIGHT. She cares, she protects, and she has warmth and humor... but she pairs these characteristics with great scholarship and fearlessness. Very unusual.