Hon. RIchard S. Whitney See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
San Diego County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.9 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA18908
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Whitney is a very fair judge. He tries cases with compassion and care for the parties before him. He is very diligent and looks out for the interests of the parties beyond the purview of the case at hand. I found him to be an excellent Judicial Officer - grounded, ethical, and with a great sense of integrity. Judge Whitney is full of in depth knowledge, unparalleled experience, and has a thorough understanding of the parties of each case at hand. He is compassionate, full of heart, and his approach to the law is honest and realistic. I found him personable and relatable.

Other

Comment #: CA14934
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Granted restraining order based on hearsay.Did not look at accused paperwork showing he was not in the area when plaintiffs stated.

Litigant

Comment #: CA13879
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Why would a Judge swear everyone under oath and then never bother to ask the important questions, allowing the defendant to, in the very least, purger him/herself? There can exist reasonable deduction without evidence. It may not provide the desired outcome that evidence can provide, but the Judge fails the legal system if he does not ask the defendant yes/no has he/she committed the string of harassment, stalking, and intimidation threats (or other) that are the cause of the case itself. Thereby, again, in the very least, leaving the defendant knowing he has committed purgery if he choses to lie by saying no, when he knows he has committed such threatening behaviors. At least the plaintiff who is threatened receives some satisfaction from bringing the defendant to Court to expose his harmful and destructive behaviors.

Litigant

Comment #: CA13878
Rating:1.0
Comments:
definitely prejudicial and very questionable….judge/lawyer crony club…
lacks understanding, the ability to grasp the big picture and compassion.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8904
Rating:1.9
Comments:
Lack of proficiency. Very Prejudicial