Hon. Socrates Peter Manoukian See Rating Details
Superior Court
Santa Clara 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. Socrates Peter Manoukian


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA14092
prejudiced, talks too much, racist, dislikes women, does not listen well, not fair to poor people, and lazy.


Comment #: CA10254
Rating:Not Rated
If you publicly criticize judge Socrates Manoukian, he will send the Santa Clara County Sheriff department to your house and they will threaten to kill your family.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7775
Actually dumb.
Lazy, doesn't read motions, biased, don't get on his bad side.
Supposedly was an excellent insurance defense trial attorney. Extremely biased towards insurance defense.
That is why all he does is shuffle cases

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5010
Does not read papers carefully. Does not read statutes carefully. Very arrogant and does not treat lawyers with respect.
Loves to hear himself talk. Admits to loving being stroked. Likes the center stage.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3855
Does not listen to both sides equally in a matter. He comes to court after reading a brief with a preconceived opinion of how he will rule on the issue at bar. He is generally in favor of the plaintiff, which hardly seems fair.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA357
Does not seem to read papers very carefully. Hates counsel interrupting each other and anything ad hominem in briefing. Will not adjudicate "he said, she said" disputes. Stickler for deadlines. Even if you have a stipulation in writing, make sure you have time to bring your motion because he will not give you an extension no matter how good faith your reliance was.