Hon. Joel R. Wohlfeil See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Diego County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. Joel R. Wohlfeil


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA9911
Rating:Not Rated
Very well organized and polite to all parties, I was very impressed with his attention to detail. Although he had a very busy schedule he took the time necessary to hear all evidence. A true professional in every way.


Comment #: CA8894
I have served on several juries over the course of several decades. I can say without hesitation that this is the first time I have been so impressed with the overall demeanor and knowledge of a judge.
As the presiding juror in a case presented in his court in April, 2016 I was impressed with Judge Wohlfeil's attention to every aspect of the case and his ability to convey to the jurors a sense of appreciation for our service.
He is the only judge I have encountered who took the time to send a personal letter of thanks to each of the jurors who served in his court.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5927
The most polite judge ever! He treats attoeneys with respect.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3866
Scary nonsensical rulings! Very much favors the one that he perceives to be the "little guy." Nice guy, but he should have been a social worker.