Hon. Charles S. Crandall See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Luis Obispo County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.8 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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. Charles S. Crandall



Comment #: CA23693
Lost respect for this Judge after witnessing several mistakes he had made in a state law rulings.
he is a very lazy judge ignoring clear evidence and important documents
Unfortunately his wrong ruling has broken several families


Comment #: CA13156
I have watched this Judge disparage and defame people who do NOT know the law, i have seen some of his rulings that actually harm good people.
He has bragged how rich he become by suing big oil and others. Prior to be on the Bench.

I think he is a terrible Judge and thinks himself to above others, while he walks in town to lunch or where ever he refuses to acknowledge people.

As he once said " I'm a Judge" I do not have to lower my standards to the common people

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA13155
Very pro-plaintiff. Smart but lazy. Does not want to read summary judgment motions. Allowed plaintiff's attorney to ignore Code of Civil Procedure while requiring defense attorney to adhere to every rule. He was biased against my client. Very disappointing because he has the intelligence to be an effective Judge but allows his pre-dispositions to get in the way. He could also be mean-spirited.


Comment #: CA12331
I can not nor would i ever support this biased and prejudicial judge ever.

Not fit to be on the bench

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12326
Rating:Not Rated
Argued a petition for writ of administrative mandate to Judge Crandall. He put aside two hours for the case. He reviewed the record. He issued a detailed tentative ruling. He allowed the parties to thoroughly argue the tentative. He asked pointed questions. He treated the attorneys with respect. We lost, but we got a fair shake. Really, all you could ask for in a judge. Wish there were more like him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6796
He should be teaching judges how to be a judge