Hon. David M. Rubin See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Diego County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.5 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 4 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 M. Rubin


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA28738
Great judge, caring and conscientious.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA22075
definitely bias and goes out of his way to justify his no evidence decisions


Comment #: CA14641
There was domestic violence, a child in dads house that had 2 reports of sexually behavior issues, one of which the child admitted he had touched our daughter. Many reports from the kids and therapist that dad never followed court orders even Judge Rubins orders to protect the children yet Judge Rubin felt our girls were still safe at dads house. Now one of daughters have been raped and this judge along with all the other ones on our case are to be blamed for turning a blind eye to an athlete that they all thought so much of. Shame on you Judge Rubin for not listening and believing all the evidence I provided.


Comment #: CA3439
He actually ordered me to pay child support to abusive ex that had documented history of being violent. He thinks family court is criminal court e.g. Refuses to discipline attorneys that play games and lie when it's blatant and brought to his attention.
I am sick of hearing about his rants about rhe AOC and that the lower court has budget problems; he helps himself to ANY money supported by block grants like increasing non-custodial time even when the case has been over litigated by an abuser. He likes to pay other court appointed persons too with our tax dollars who also go out on a limb to lie. Shame on him! There should be transparency in all cases including when he identifies your case as match for court funding rather than to do the right thing for a child. He should pack a suit case to schlep back and forth between houses every week during the school week. I wonder how he would like it? That's what he ordered via minors counsel when our child didn't even know what 50% of a candy bar was; but wait why, don't we let our young children stay up all night and eat candy bars for breakfast since apparently they call the shots. Custodial parents run for the hills.


Comment #: CA2374
Extremely arrogant. Allows his emotions to cloud his judgement. Blatantly abuses his discretion against those that dare get on his bad side.


Comment #: CA2258
Rating:Not Rated
Pray that you never have to appear in what he refers to as, "his court." This judge has disregarded that he is a public servant. Local rules of court and rules of professional conduct by attorneys just don't matter to him. He should take some courses on domestic violence and parenting.


Comment #: CA2257
I have never been disrespected and treated so badly by an officer of the court. He does not bother to read filed pleadings; and is only interested in generating money for the court, rather than doing what is best for families.