Hon. David B. Oberholtzer See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
San Diego County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.6 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. David B. Oberholtzer


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Other

Comment #: CA6300
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Reversed Judge stern's judgment that grandparent was abusive and I as the fit parent (Grandparent was of the un-fit Parent. Judge Stern's ruling that Grandparent should not have visitation under State and Federal law. I as a Custodial parent had the right to not allow Grandparent contact to protect ,y child. Judge Oberholtzer Made a ruling that the abusive Grandparent could have contact and be the driver for transportation to supervised visitation with the un-fitt parent. I made objections under the established law and findings of Judge Stern. Oberholtzer threatened me with contempt of court. Child Support Services attempted to protect my child by temporarily taking custody (long history of CPS involvement to protect against other parent for exposure to sexual and physical abuse)D366332 San Diego. Oberholtzer iullegaly held an ex-parte hearing and ignored CPS jurisdiction. He removed all my parental rights, ordered supervised for me with no evedance that I had ever harmed her and placed my daughter in the custody of the abusive grandparent. This was against my strong objections of violation of civil and constitutional rights and that this was a violation of state, federal and constitutional law. I was again threatened with being in contempt of court. My daughter was 10 then. I had had custody of her due to her abuse. Oberholtzer caused the fall out of my second marriage and a breakdown, employment termination and multiple other issues. Mostly my ability to protect and care for my daughter and family. Life Liberty and Happiness. There are many others out there with this same issue with Oberholtzer. you should complain to the Commission for Judicial Performance. However Oberholtzer the board consists of Judges and most of them are grandparents and Oberholtzer is deeply rooted there. Yes he has no Children of his own.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3303
Rating:8.6
Comments:
Tried a bench trial in front of him in Vista, when judge Stern's courtroom was unavailable. Thank you God! I had been dreading a bench trial in front of Judge Stern [see her reviews, I agree with all of them]. Judge Oberholtzer, who I had never heard of, was a pleasure to try a case before. Read the briefs that were submitted, was pleasant to both lawyers and all witnesses, and understood the issues. Closing arguments were focused and productive, because he gave you his tentative thoughts before beginning.

Other

Comment #: CA3129
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Horrible in cases involving Grandparent -parent Family cases. Violates State law when it comes to Grandparent rights and rules for grandparents violating parental rights. Threatens those who present the law and his violation of it with contempt. This judge violates civil rights, court rules and state/federal court rulings regarding Grandparent visitation. Destroys families. He has no children of his own.

Other

Comment #: CA3128
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Horrible in cases involving Grandparent -parent Family cases. Violates State law when it comes to Grandparent rights and rules for grandparents violating parental rights. Threatens those who present the law and his violation of it with contempt. This judge violates civil rights, court rules and state/federal court rulings regarding Grandparent visitation. Destroys families. He has no children of his own.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA349
Rating:2.7
Comments:
Has absolutely no grasp of the evidence code. Makes terrible, baseless evidentiary rulings with little or no reasoning.