Hon. Harry L. Powazek See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
San Diego County
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Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 1 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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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA14193
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I was an observer in his courtroom when he presided over a divorce trial. I was very impressed by his knowledge of the case. He had read thick binders of evidence presented by both parties prior to trial and knew it well enough to correct both attorneys on the details. His application of the law made sense and seemed fair to both parties. He was well versed in a lengthy case that had dragged on four years in front of a prior judge who had retired. One of the attorneys was unprepared in spite of years of prep time and the judge refused to allow any more extensions. Judge Powazek also exhibited extreme patience and spoke softly when he ruled on issues and when speaking with the parties involved. His demeanor helped keep everyone calm during a very tense life changing event. Both attorneys were women and I saw no indication of bias on either side. I liked that he kept it serious and didn't make light of any mistakes that either attorney made and calmly explained what was correct. I consider him gifted in the art of law and would be grateful if he was assigned to any case in which I was a party.

Litigant

Comment #: CA10514
Rating:2.0
Comments:
This judge displayed misogynistic tendencies throughout the custody hearing. My ex was sulking and downtrodden and the judge was speaking comforting words to him. But to me; once my ex and I settled the judge actually said 'Are you sure you want to settle, she has problems?'. What in the world? Coming out of domestic violence I was treated like the perpetrator rather than the victim by this judge. I believe he is now out of family court and am grateful should I have to return.