Hon. Mark R. Forcum See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Mateo County
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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. Mark R. Forcum


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6785
In my opinion, his judge displayed little respect for due process and jumped to extreme conclusions while cheered on by plaintiff's lawyers in my case.

The conduct of the plaintiff in my case was absurdly slanderous. A failed business matter twisted into a "craigslist scam". After losing my case in summary judgement without any evidence presented, the plaintiff openly bragged about special connections to this Judge. I have no way to know if any of this boasting is true or not, but it is 100% consistent with how I was treated in court.

My experience leads me to believe that if you have a dispute with a rich and/or connected party and this judge is hearing the case, be prepared to be treated maliciously with little regard to your own rights.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5302
Very involved with politics in the court. Leads the "gang of four" well known in this county to avoid.