Hon. John M. Tomberlin See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Bernardino County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.9 - 1 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)

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What others have said about Hon. John M. Tomberlin



Comment #: CA26572
Rating:Not Rated
A man with a tough job and it isn't get any easier.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA23788
The experiences our office has had with him on the civil side have been all positive. He has been evenhanded and thoughtful about the issues. In trial he does not insert himself into the prosecution or defense and lets the lawyers try their case. Good experience.


Comment #: CA21982
Rating:Not Rated
This judge was presiding over a civil hearing of ours. The other side pre-wrote a court order for him and he was so lazy that he didn't even bother to read it, just crossed off the word "proposed" in the "Proposed Court order". Naturally the order was worded in a one sided manner ... it was so bad that cops were called several times because the other party tried to execute it like they were the king and queen of France. He then refused to hear our side of the argument. Basically very emotional and un-objective. Avoid this judge unless he likes you. Also this is just subjective but having dealt with people like that before he does seem to have an issue with females.


Comment #: CA18750
Was in this clown's courtroom to support a female friend seeking a restraining order against an abusive ex. This judge was incredibly rude to her. He should be taken off the bench... There was no cause for his abusive outburst. The consensus seems to be that he is a hardcore alcoholic.