Hon. Marie Sovey Silveira See Rating Details
Superior Court
Stanislaus County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.6 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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)

What others have said about Hon. Marie Sovey Silveira



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.