Hon. Joel R. Wohlfeil See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Diego County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.0 - 3 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Joel R. Wohlfeil



Comment #: CA14077
Rating:Not Rated
Judge represented me when he was attorney. Tried to call him but staff refused to put me through. Would like to get in touch with him very much without going down there if possible.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13358
Very good judge, fair and efficient.


Comment #: CA10758
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Wohlfeil is one of the most unfair Judges, He fail to allow dUE Process, caters to the Insurance attorney, violates the Laws and rules of Court. Allow Defendant Attorney representative when the law forbide such,Abuse of Position. Act like Attorney, not a judge. Uphold wrongdoings, RACIST and DISCRIMINATION, case evidence clear, rule opposite, make his own rules. PREJUDICIAL.

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.