Hon. Timothy W. Salter See Rating Details
Superior Court
Stanislaus County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.1 - 3 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. Timothy W. Salter


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13019
I was successful in a legal malpractice lawsuit after a horrendous experience in this judge's courtroom. Very plaintiff oriented. Plantiff was caught changing a crucial piece of evidence during trial, judge Salter would not let defendants explain to jury.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10586
limited exposure to this judge but sufficient information I can say that he rendered an opinion that overreached to essentially include a personal attack on myself as counsel, whereas he didn't have 90% of the background facts due to attorney-client privilege. Nor was he willing to allow submission of those records via sealed filing. He assumed facts and was not interested in considering actual facts. My experience leads me to automatically 170.6 this individual who has been on the bench a long time.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7826
Disinclined to make any effort at MSC. Very plaintiff oriented, in both construction defect/subrogation trial and personal injury trial. Gave plaintiff every benefit in pretrial motions and trial evidence. Very conservative judicially; unwilling to make reasonable extension of existing law.