Hon. David L. Belz
Judge
Superior Court
Orange County


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Attorney Average Rating:   2.3 - 12 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 7 rating(s)


General Rating Criteria

* Temp. Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Sch. Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Indu. Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Comp. Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punct. Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* Ab-Pr. General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* Ab-Tr. General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flex Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
    

Criminal Case Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Ev-Cr. Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Bail General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Plea Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
Inc.-Pr. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
Inc.-Tr. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
Inc.-S. General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)


Civil Case Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Ev-Cv. Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Settle Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
Inc. General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)
    
  

General Rating Criteria

Criminal Case Rating Criteria
(if applicable)

Civil Case Rating Criteria
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDate*Temp.*Sch.*Indu.*Comp.*Punct.*Ab-Pr.*Ab-Tr.Flex
Civil Litigation - Private9136512/22/2020        
Civil Litigation - Private8272302/03/202011115111
Criminal Defense Lawyer5597605/13/201811114114
Civil Litigation - Private5290912/01/201721112112
Civil Litigation - Private5244010/31/201723211112
Criminal Defense Lawyer4667612/09/2016766 10   
Civil Litigation - Private4649111/28/201611111111
Civil Litigation - Private4601910/26/201611111111
Civil Litigation - Private4457608/03/20162     1 
Criminal Defense Lawyer4269005/12/201625859225
Civil Litigation - Private3620407/12/201511111111
Civil Litigation - Private2615303/23/20146 11 1  
Civil Litigation - Private2322909/10/20134251 42 
Category Average  2.52.22.51.43.81.41.22.1
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
91365      
82723      
55976      
52909      
52440      
46676      
46491      
46019      
44576      
42690      
36204      
26153      
23229      
       
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
91365   0.0
8272315101.5
559761111.4
5290911 1.3
524401131.5
466768  7.4
464911111.0
460191111.0
445761 11.3
42690   4.7
362041111.0
26153   2.3
2322915 2.7
 1.72.02.62.1

Only items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating.

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Other11114510/20/202215186   
Litigant10940708/06/202215186   
Litigant10940508/06/202215186   
Other10547106/08/202215186   
Litigant9621806/20/20211518611.0Read Comment
Litigant9137412/23/20201518611.0Read Comment
Other9097012/05/202015186  Read Comment
Other8755706/27/20201518611.0Read Comment
Probation or Pretrial Officer7986212/06/20191518611.0Read Comment
Other5109108/14/20171518611.0Read Comment
Other5014006/15/201715186  Read Comment
Litigant4291805/24/201615186  Read Comment
Litigant4076402/08/20161518622.0Read Comment
Other2947609/16/20141518622.0Read Comment
Category Average   1.31.3