Hon. Martin J. Tangeman See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Luis Obispo County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.3 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Martin J. Tangeman


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA20523
Rating:Not Rated
Shocking that he is now on the appellate bench. I echo the comments that he is arrogant and has no ability to dig in to get to the right result.


Comment #: CA12503
Incompetent judge. Disgrace to the profession.


Comment #: CA7815
Borderline incompetent. Extreme lack of compassion and impartiality with regards to probate procedings. Predudicial, arrogrant, and indifferent to families who suffer because of his lack of compassion.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5216
After having cases in every county between San Diego and Monterey, I would rate Judge Tangeman as the best judge I've experienced. He is incredibly intelligent and treats everyone in his courtroom with courtesy and respect. He will also expect you to be prepared and know your case and the law when you appear for him. In fact, he may well know the facts and law of your case better than you do if your aren't completely prepared. He won't berate or belittle unprepared attorneys, but their lack of preparation won't bode well for the result.