Hon. Dodie A. Harman See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Luis Obispo County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.5 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 2 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. Dodie A. Harman


Court Staff

Comment #: CA28260
Hope she retires soon

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA23689
I can not nor would i ever support this biased and prejudicial judge ever.

Not fit to be on the bench


Comment #: CA12335
A basic judge nothing exciting

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5218
Judge Harman was a deputy district attorney and a criminal judge before becoming a civil judge a few years ago. Despite some concerns among the civil bar, she learned civil law and evidence very quickly and became one of the better civil judges in SLO County. She runs her courtroom efficiently and is courteous to all who entered her courtroom, unless you push too far and she'll let you know you've crossed the line. It will be nice when she returns to the civil bench. She's a good judge.