Hon. Stephanie Sontag See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Diego County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.4 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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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What others have said about Hon. Stephanie Sontag



Comment #: CA24443
Judge Sontag had already decided the outcome of my case well before a jury was ever selected. She felt that attempting to defend myself by hiring a lawyer was offensive to her and she acted as an active member of the prosecution throughout the fake trial that was held. She cares nothing for the obligations of her job, hid validated evidence under her desk in the middle of a trial and finds remaining fair and impartial to be an inconvenience. She has a genuine dislike for the Constitution of the United States and finds the words in the laws of the state of California to be annoying. Do not appear in front of Stephanie Sontag if you are male.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA9352
She's a former president of the San Diego County Bar Association. If you don't have a lawyer but the other side does, you are toast. In my case it was disgusting how she fawned over the lawyer and didn't allow me to ever address my side of the story.

I had won in Small Claims Court but it was appealed to Superior Court and I lost because I had no lawyer.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA2932
Fair in her rulings and will let you try your case. A pleasure to appear in front of.