Hon. Runston G. Maino See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Diego County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.2 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   9.0 - 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 #: CA49573
Rating:Not Rated
Is any of THIS true???


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA45088
Rating:Not Rated
Interesting, obviously faked, comments in support of this baffoon.
Doesn't listen, or attempt to understand what the case is about. Never again.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA21330
Interesting how similar the other glowing comments are on this judge, most around the same time too. I wonder how many litigants actually know a judge's age?
I was a Plaintiff who had the misfortune of being assigned to this judges court.
I have been before a number of judges before who had their quirks, but this is the first one I would consider to be incompetent.
The statutes for my case were somewhat complex and Runston asked very few questions, so I had no idea what his line of thinking was
The evidence I presented was detailed and overwhelming. The Defendant had NO defense and actually ADMITTED HIS GUILT. After all this, Runston basically declared I was lying and dropped the case.
Attorneys who I have since discussed this case with have stated they found his decision to be "unbelievable" and "somewhat disturbing".
Whether Runston had his own agenda, a prejudice against me or the law I was there to enforce or had more nefarious reasons, I do not know.
I do know that I would never allow him to judge a dog show let alone try one of my cases again.


Comment #: CA16238
this man is honorable and showed willingness to listen even though i was a pro se litigant he listen to both sides and ruled in my favor because the facts and law supported my postion it will be a sad day for justice when we lose this honorable man


Comment #: CA15894
Rating:Not Rated
I just spent most of the month as a juror on a case with Judge Maino. I found him top be even handed, very gentlemanly, compassionate, and very able to keep the case moving. I had nothing but admiration for his manner and conduct.


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.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

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.