Hon. Newton J. Lam See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Francisco County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.9 - 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. Newton J. Lam


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA33112
Rating:Not Rated
Um no, terrible Judge signed off on 850,000 bail

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA20156
Rating:Not Rated
Negative stars. Can’t believe this guy is on the bench

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA17071
Rating:Not Rated
very stupid


Comment #: CA13286
Rating:Not Rated
Very fair. Extended my stay away order a additional 100 yards since the transient who came at me with a knife was continually parking down the street from my business at a 130 yards and had to pass him coming and going. Hope he stays on the bench for some time.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11885
If only every judge were like Judge Lam. What a pleasure to try a case before him. He is self-deprecating but he was certainly smart enough to figure out the issues and law, and I found him to be diligent, hard working, and unfailingly courteous and considerate.