Hon. A. James Robertson II See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
San Francisco County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.9 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. A. James Robertson II


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3538
Rating:3.3
Comments:
It's time for him to go. He cannot handle complex issues; he falls back on his background; defense of civil litigation.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2470
Rating:2.1
Comments:
I heard good things about Robertson, but maybe he's aged out of his reputation. He is totally unpreprared, has to read cases from the bench to understand the issues, and is chronically unable to rule. He waffles on even the simplest issues, hearing and even considering argument that is contrary to black letter law. He has a very hard time trimming away b.s. and takes hours of argument on what should be simple issues. I got the sense his clerk had to tell him which way he shoudl rule.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA559
Rating:10.0
Comments:
My experience was with Judge Robertson as a settlement judge. He works incredibly hard, no matter how challenging the case. He is a lovely person and a credit to the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA404
Rating:8.2
Comments:
This judge is one of the fairest on the bench. I have appeared before him many times and it is always a pleasure. He reads and understands the paperwork, engages counsel in questions to sort out issues, and is always respectful to the parties and counsel. And, where appropriate, he is also not afraid to rule against the State. Judge Robertson is a judge's judge. One of the best judges on the bench!