Hon. Runston G. Maino See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Diego County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.1 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 3 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. Runston G. Maino



Comment #: CA13095
These type of judges are few and far between. This judge is a shining example of of how judges should act. The public will no longer tolerate judicial misconduct, nor should they have to. It takes years to build a reputation and only seconds to lose it. It seems like Judge Maino will have no problem keeping his excellent reputation intact.
Never underestimate the fact that courtroom staff, clerks, litigants and attorneys, know and exchange conversations, about good and bad judges, judicial misconduct, etc. - and this information spreads quickly. There is no such thing such as an "open secret" inside and outside of the courtroom, anymore. Therefore, every judge should take lessons from this judge.


Comment #: CA12444
Judge Maino listens carefully to testimony and fairly and impartially arrives at a decision.


Comment #: CA11475
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Maino runs his courtroom woth a gentle hand, ensuring that witnesses and jurors understand their roles and how the court works. He is a pleasure to observe and embodies the dignity and fair-mindedness of an excellent judge.


Comment #: CA6165
Extraordinary judge. Has a very upbeat, relaxed demeanor and a very sharp mind. Asked intelligent questions to witnesses and about evidence. Put each piece of evidence together like a jigsaw puzzle to figure out what really happened. He neither looks or acts his age (74).....just wish he could spend another 30+ years on the bench. San Diego is very fortunate for his past and future service to this county.

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Comment #: CA5924
God's gift to San Diego Superior Court. Just a nice person with common sense. He has a good understanding of the law and the people who comes before him.