Hon. Robert S. Boyd See Rating Details
Superior Court
Sonoma County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.5 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 6 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. Robert S. Boyd



Comment #: CA18896
Not only was I pleased with how Judge Boyd handled our case, I agree with his careful evaluation of the 4 cases that preceded mine.


Comment #: CA18434
Ruthless judge. Would not let me speak or provide evidence in my case!He should NEVER be let in a courtroom to judge others if he won't listen to the facts. I am still fighting a case held against me MANY years later when I am truthfully completely innocent.He accepted the complete lies of the person suing me when, in fact, I was being sued by a person who was on heroin who is still trying to stick me with a bill that is completely made up! No not an honorable judge!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA15972
Robert boyd does nothing to help children in peril. Robert sides with women, even women with a criminal history.
Robert boyd must be dismissed.


Comment #: CA15063
Judge Boyd is forgetful, unconcerned with learning new law or reviewing current studies regarding children, changes his mind seemingly on a whim, appears to favor his cronies, and seems to not have read all of the information provided prior to hearings.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA13402
Has no business in a courtroom let alone passing judgment on life altering cases. He's completely out of touch with the rigors of his profession.


Comment #: CA13401
There is nothing honorable about Robert Boyd. He is ignorant of the law, either willfully or via incapacity. At this time I'm aware of a case that has been ongoing for 2 1/2 years because this jerk's lack of knowledge of the law. The fact is, it should never have been allowed to go forward as a case because it does not meet the criteria required to do so. But this jerk either lacks the knowledge or flat out doesn't care what effect it has. A total disgrace to his profession and really should be behind bars. His lack of professionalism does rise to the level of criminal.


Comment #: CA12999
This Judge listens and he sees through ploys to evade resposibilty. Being assigned to his courtroom has been the only good part of my divorce.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA11269
Criminal himself, disgrace to his profession. He allows children to be alienated and covers for his BAR Buddies by putting anyone and everyone in Sonoma Legal Foundation a child supervised visitation company that is a 501 c 3 run by his BAR buddies, he tried to force me back after he was told with court watchers present that they were not following the California Rules of Court 5.20 and he tried to threaten me, until I asked him why he was so tied to this ONE supervised visitation Company, almost ALL the court staff uses them follow the money, they Board of Sonoma Legal is mostly BAR buddy members they judges are making their "friends" rich.He never up held his own court orders and constantly helped parents break the laws so the money keeps rolling in for the courts and the Attorney friends, he has not a ounce of children he allows to be used as pawns in his court room to hurt the children and other targeted parent, I believe he himself to be a abuser. So, he aligns his biases with the abusive parents.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8512
This is the worst judge working. He should not be working as a judge - his views are biased, he refuses to take other people's views into consideration and accepts lies as truth which hurts others considerably. He is very dishonest and makes no bones about it.'
Uses his position to show favortism of
his cronies.


Comment #: CA5469
Rating:Not Rated
This judge should have retired years ago. Very forgetful. Can't make a decision. Lets the trial go on and on. Very hard for him to follow his own rules. Bad lawyers will love him. He is just to soft on everyone. Wont impose sanctions or hold anyone accountable. Everyone agrees but won't speak up against a sitting judge. I feel sorry for people going through a divorce and get assigned this judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4149
A very sweet man. He really wants to do the right thing. But, he's "in over his head" and seems to have some difficulty in grappling with some fairly straightforward legal concepts.