Hon. Henry J. Walsh See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Ventura County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.2 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Henry J. Walsh


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6541
Rating:9.3
Comments:
Extremely even-handed, kind judge who understands that lawyers have a life too. One of the best judges in the state. Probably doesn't value lawyer time as much as he should when awarding fees, as his background is insurance defense. Has such a busy calendar that he sometimes has trouble keeping up, but he makes it work. Really, really good judge with no discernible bias.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3225
Rating:9.1
Comments:
Judge Walsh was generally down-to-earth, fair and hard-working. He found the plaintiff in my case to be a vexatious litigant and had the courage to grant me attorney fees on the defense. Plaintiff appealed and the Court of Appeals upheld Walsh, issuing a stinging rebuke to plaintiff. He can be gruff and impatient. He groused at me as much as at opposing counsel. But I found him to be willing to make the hard calls and do the right thing when it counted. For that reason, I wouldn't hesitate to appear before him again on any matter.