Hon. Eddie C. Sturgeon See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Diego County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.0 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. Eddie C. Sturgeon


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7078
Smart, hard working, hands on, pleasant demeanor, staff very friendly and helpful. A pleasure to be in his Courtroom

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6276
Judge Sturgeon is extremely unintelligent and overreaches. He exercises jurisdiction where he has none and does not care.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5928
Probably the best judge in San Diego County.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5425
Judge Sturgeon is very patient, has an excellent understanding of the law, is very polite to parties and to counsel. He works hard, is prompt and decisive on his rulings, and tries to achieve an equitable result whenever possible. I have tried several cases in his department, have won some and lost some, but have always been satisfied that my client had a fair trial.


Comment #: CA4798
Rating:Not Rated
This judge leaned completely towards the plaintiff's side. He spent most of the trial browsing the Internet rather than listening to testimony. He constantly allowed references to issues already squelched through in limine motions. He was reluctant to make difficult legal decisions, instead letting the jury decide. He accepted new evidence after the trial was over, and changed the jury verdict.


Comment #: CA4325
I was very fortunate to have Judge Eddie C. Sturgeon as my judge. Although he sent me to jail 3 times, (first guy in 14 years to go to jail from civil court), he is very affirmative, honest, trustworthy and very intelligent. I hold him in the highest regard. As you know, he was awarded the Hon. Bernie Whitkin Award. They don't give such a prestigious award to just anybody. Judge Sturgeon has earned the right to have the word "honorable" in front of his name, because he does in fact have honor.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4065
Judge Sturgeon is, if anything, simply lazy. He rarely reads motions or briefs, doesn't bother with the elements of a claim, or sometimes with evidence. In three matters over two years he has expressed no interest in making a correct decision, only in getting a case off his docket.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3861
Fair, friendly, respectful to all parties. Not afraid to make a decision. Great judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3061
I have enormous respect for Judge Sturgeon. He has had the independent civil calendar for the past ten years or so in El Cajon. He consistently appears to be fair and unbiased. He is always prepared and usually has an accurate memory of the matters that have been before him. I would not hesitate in bringing a client's matter before him.


Comment #: CA1545
I filed a complaint on my home for wrongful attempt to repocess my home.
Demurrer was sustained without leave to amend. It is now in for reconsideration July 8th. If reconsideration is denied I will apeal. This judge didn't even give me a chance to speak.