Hon. Gregory S. Tavill See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Bernardino County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.2 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Gregory S. Tavill



Comment #: CA9846
Be prepared, he is a victim blamer. Demeaning experience. Biased with a completed conclusion before the first question was answered. Prepare your mindset so your spirit will also not be broken. Thank you.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8991
Not a good judge because he's way too pro-prosecution. Can't separate his mindset as a former prosecutor from that of a fair, unbiased judge. This judge very rarely approves motions which benefit the defendant and sides with the prosecution 95% of the time. Get rid of this judge if you are a defendant and are unlucky enough to be assigned to this very biased judges courtroom.You will not receive a fair trial with this judge I assure you.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8745
This judge was a prosecutor prior to taking the bench. I was so impressed with his fairness and compassion as a prosecutor - I recall asking him if he would consider seeking a judgeship. He has remained as fair and intelligent as a bench officer as he was as a prosecutor. I will never forget a day he sat in the jury box when my client, a gang member with a huge problem case asked to speak directly to the D.A. --
He spoke to that young man like a relative who truly cared about the young man's life.
Judge Tavill's sense of humor is dry, and quiet and it is a plus, but the true gift to attorneys in his courtroom is his intellect.
Judge Tavill does, for sure, do the work we all hope judges will do. He reads and considers the motions and briefs filed in his cases, and comes to proper legal conclusions. He is up to date on new cases as they come down, and takes his position as a judge seriously.
San Bernardino county is lucky to have Judge Tavill, neither side of a criminal litigation will ever perceive a bias from this judge -- it simply isn't there.