Hon. Lloyd L. Hicks See Rating Details
Superior Court
Tulare County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.2 - 3 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Lloyd L. Hicks


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7469
Judge Hicks is hardworking, conscientious and very, very smart. He has a broad backround in civil litigation. I have represented plaintiffs and defendants before him and have found him fair to both sides. Several years ago I tried three week wrongful death jury trial in his court. Although the jury ruled against my client, I felt that Judge Hicks did an excellent job of presiding over the trial. In general I have found his rulings on civil motions and evidentiary matters to be well considered.


Comment #: CA7468
Judge Hicks completely ignored documented evidence that the petitioner had resources to pay his filing fees and had lied on his fee waiver application. He further ignored an open arrest warrant issued by the Fresno Superior Court and allowed the petitioner to leave his courtroom.


Comment #: CA5449
Even when he sees that he has erred, his obtusely maintains his original position. Definitely prejudiced against selected party for his own unknown reasons.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4317
In civil cases Judge Hicks ignores established precedent and is pro-plaintiff in cases relating to employment discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful discharge. He has a propensity ignore facts favorable to employers and is loath to grant summary judgment. Even when he sees that he has erred, his obtusely maintains his original position. He also works hard to find procedural deficiencies in order to avoid ruling against plaintiffs.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA1478
Judge Hicks is a very smart, hard working judge. With 30 years of civil experience before joining the bench he is a very good trial judge.