Hon. René Auguste Chouteau See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Sonoma County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.9 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. René Auguste Chouteau


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3996
Rating:2.0
Comments:
This judge was terrible, biased and slept through much of the trial.

Litigant

Comment #: CA3115
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Does respect those whom are being abused by greeding fiduciary billings. Does nothing to help them.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2111
Rating:8.8
Comments:
Don't be late.
Strongly disfavors continuances.
Likes to watch a witness testify.
Loves honest witnesses, dislikes lawyers.
Shows respect to young attorneys.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2003
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Just tried a case in front of Judge Chouteau last fall. Very capable and fair. Too bad he went back to criminal court.