Hon. John E. Munter See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Francisco County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.6 - 4 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. John E. Munter


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7221
He's a smart judge, but unless you're on the right political side of the case, his intelligence will only hurt you. He does not hide his bias, particularly when issuing opinions. He's very political and very connected. 170.6 if you have an unsavory client or represent David v. Goliath, regardless of whether the law is on your side. That won't matter. Unfortunately, he will not leave you thinking there is much blind justice left in San Francisco Superior.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4291
A very bright judge with a short fuse, he has ridiculous requirements that you must submit dollies of cases upon which you rely in highlighted specific underline in designated color ink in specific types of binders.
Not at all a user-friendly judge, he requires a lot of completely unnecessary busy work. The sad thing is that his talent gets lost and so do you.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA358
Fair, very bright judge, great demeanor, very pleasant person. Treats counsel with respect. Can get a little bit sharp at times, but generally a very good judge. Likes people to be punctual and show respect. Expects litigants and their clients to be honest and upright and for counsel to behave professionally. One of the better judges on San Francisco's bench.