Hon. John H. Sugiyama
Superior Court
Contra Costa County

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Attorney Average Rating:   5.9 - 2 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
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Civil Case Rating Criteria
(if applicable)

Civil Litigation - Govt.5377101/25/201811117317
Criminal Defense Lawyer3441604/26/20151010101010101010
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Non-attorney Rating
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Litigant5396302/03/20182373  Read Comment
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Litigant5376001/25/20182373  Read Comment
Probation or Pretrial Officer5375501/25/20182373  Read Comment
Litigant4669612/11/2016237311.0Read Comment
Other4507108/31/2016237311.0Read Comment
Litigant4502208/28/2016237311.0Read Comment
Other4409007/06/2016237311.0Read Comment
Other4246805/03/20162373  Read Comment
Other3696408/17/2015237311.0Read Comment
Litigant3674308/07/20152373  Read Comment
Other2508101/31/20142373  Read Comment
Other2360210/06/20132373  Read Comment
Other2334409/18/2013237311.0Read Comment
Category Average   1.01.0