Hon. Yvonne Esperanza Campos See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Diego County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.7 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 2 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. Yvonne Esperanza Campos



Comment #: CA22173
she inspired a 60 year old computer programmer, who never was a juror, to be proud of and interested in the our judicial system to the point that I would be enthusiastic about doing it again


Comment #: CA16308
I was a pro-per litigant in this woman's courtroom. I was impressed with her professionalism and honesty. Good heart. Wish more judges like her were on the bench.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA15202
Having appeared in front of Judge Campos on a number of occasions, I can honestly say she is one of the brightest and hardest working judges I have encountered. Her background (BA from Stanford, Harvard Law School, former assistant to Janet Reno during the 90s) definitely prepared her for the job. Let's just say you won't slip a quick one by her like some other judges.

She really seems to care about "getting it right," and she appears to adhere to concepts emanating from a legal realism ideology. She sometimes seems to ignore relevant authorities supporting positions she believes would not produce a just result. While that can sometimes be necessary, it also can create some uncertainty when you are appearing in her courtroom.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA11946
I have never been in front of a judge who was so biased against a criminal defendant as Judge Campos. She does everything possible to help the prosecution even if it means not following the law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2583
I found Judge Campos to be incredibly evenhanded, fairminded and unbiased. She read all of the pleadings and was incredible prepared.
Best Judge in San Diego.