Hon. Ricardo Cordova See Rating Details
Superior Court
Stanislaus County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.6 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Ricardo Cordova



Comment #: CA12886
It's unfortunate this judge doesn't seem to recognize when a conflict of interest should make him remove himself from the case. During the Detective Abbey case, she had worked for him for a long time, however can he be fair in this case, in the Carrillo case Judge Cordova worked with the victims grandfather as the court interpreter for many years, he should have removed himself again. Instead he choose to cover up and protect the city, vs protecting the public to ensure they had fair trialM


Comment #: CA1626
Rating:Not Rated
The comments of CA1476 are odd to say the least. This judge is generally regarded to be a "defense" judge, but I've always found him to be very even handed -- a guy who simply calls them as he sees them. BTW, it would be DDAs, not ADAs.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA1476
Judge is a nice person. He allows the Prosecutors who he has relationships outside the court to control his abillity to keep order in his court room. He is afraid to hold any ADA accountable, and this makes him unethical

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA414
I like this judge. He is open minded. He has granted a few defense motions and
is not afraid of doing so.

Wear a hat. He collects hats. Straw weave, with a small feather, will be well received.