Hon. Marie Sovey Silveira See Rating Details
Superior Court
Stanislaus County
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Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 5 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. Marie Sovey Silveira



Comment #: CA26059
This judge stated she is a liberal judge. She sides with people who are professionals at milking the system. I honestly thought she would be able to see through the BS but she fed right into it. Very disappointed. I’m trying to find out if she was appointed by the governor or if she was elected. I provided undeniable proof that she would not even look at. I still was able to win my case but not without her completely humiliating me and trying to break me. She’s awful. I literally had to go to urgent care with a panic attack at 2:30 the following morning due to her treatment.


Comment #: CA25095
Rating:Not Rated
Horrible.sides with known drug addicts and convicts who threaten to kill a child and his family. If your a big man she feels you're capable of taking care of yourself. Law abiding citizens are expected to use violence just because they are big in size. Does not set examples of law only her own opinions.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA25094
Sides with the criminals. Obviously a bleeding heart liberal that believes "anyone can change". I (respondent) provided multiple pieces of undeniable proof of defendant's criminal actions towards myself and my family. Defendant (and his witness!) even admitted to everything. Sounds like a slam dunk case, right? She dismissed the case saying it was a one time incident. The defendant was and is on active probation and has a history of violent crimes. My family continues to live in fear no thanks to this "judge". Agree with other comments that she is a horrible role model for our justice system.


Comment #: CA22594
Rating:Not Rated
I’d rate it as horrible! She signed a bail enhancement on me for 500,000 that was based on lies. How do I know ? I have a Fed civil lawsuit going to trial 11/2020 .
The facts are their own documentations.
But her quick actions without any thought have destroyed my family & my kids lives! A.D. Cherry


Comment #: CA12786
She forgot her calendar and was more interested in break and lunch, she had her watch on. She was not direct in her specifics and very demeaning.


Comment #: CA11185
My experience of Judge Silveira is that she is respectful, informative & honest to all in her courtroom.


Comment #: CA6391
She abuses power, lies in the courtroom, berates people without cause, and is a terrible role model for our justice system. She treats people accused of reckless, drunk driving abominably while she, herself, drives drunk.


Comment #: CA6385
No justice exists in her biased court room ~ She appears to go into the courtroom with a predisposed condescending attitude towards the litigants and their representatives but is for the most part bought and paid for § She is terrible judge that does not research the issues, flip-flops on oral argument ~ sometimes is so unprepared she conducts research right in front of the lawyers when the matter is called

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6378
Incompetent / dirty judge. Egotistical and highly biased. Hates men. Divorced, was dating another judge in same department. She is incredibly prosecutor oriented and often makes some really bad one-sided decisions. Ignores most common sense rulings and motions. She likes to belittle people and ignores the law – blatantly. She does great disservice to the courts of Stanislaus.