Hon. Gerald C. Jessop See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Diego County
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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. Gerald C. Jessop



Comment #: CA7074
Judge Jessop has obviously seen it all and heard it all. I can see how the other reviewers can call bias from their perspective, and they are entitled to their views and opinions. He handled my case expeditiously (I was the defendant) even though my ex was lying in court as well. His concern for the kids however WAS priority, and he was able to not only read us (looked through us practically as if we were transparent) but also gave the mediator's recommendation credit and allowed it to stand. He chastised both of us for our wrongdoings and made sure the kids win in the end. He is a genuinely concerned man when it comes to children, and I think he is basically just disgusted by divorce like anyone should be. It was a tough day for all of us but in the end, the kids won.


Comment #: CA6965
The judge did not listen to evidence. He just keeps status quo.


Comment #: CA5049
Excellent Judge. The first child custody hearing was about parenting plan and he didn't weigh our arguments much and adopted FCS recommendation almost in full. He did make some significant modifications that ended up protecting my child from abduction. The second child custody hearing was about international travel with the child. This time, he really listened to both sides' arguments and ruled very fairly. He is a follower of the law (though sometimes unfair) and has keen eyes and ears to spot liars.


Comment #: CA4730
This judge granted me a restraining order, and then when my ex-girlfriend got a lawyer, now he wants to look into stuff. Get outta here -- I don't have time for this, judge! I'm a gangster, and always will be -- I'll win just because I'm a G.! Judge Jessop doesn't know what he's got coming. Winning is in my nature. I hope he doesn't make me mad!


Comment #: CA3881
A firm but extremely fair judge. Judge Jessop is very quick to call out people approaching the courts seeking to manipulate the system to obtain monetary gain for retirement, child support or alimony! He will hear all sides of the argument and rule a very fair decision. The honorable Judge Jessop is a straight shooter! Wish we had more like him in the family court system! He is very proactive in promoting what is best for the children, not what is best for someone's wallet! He also takes into account the father's point of view and will call it like he sees it. A fair and square man!