Hon. William F. Highberger
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County


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Attorney Average Rating:   4.1 - 18 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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 - Private8102501/03/20201 2111  
Civil Litigation - Private7900811/16/20191010101010101010
Civil Litigation - Private6550402/20/201912218331
Civil Litigation - Private6050710/12/201832237552
Civil Litigation - Private4002301/06/2016810810310 10
Civil Litigation - Private2659304/21/20141323532 
Civil Litigation - Private1686808/14/201233224324
Civil Litigation - Private1288401/11/201255558438
Civil Litigation - Private1070005/09/201112223 2 
Civil Litigation - Private1061604/28/201112141111
Civil Litigation - Private972701/12/201111112111
Civil Litigation - Private939811/23/20101321332 
Civil Litigation - Private909710/06/201011132125
Civil Litigation - Private906309/30/2010696989  
Civil Litigation - Private903909/29/201013121112
Civil Litigation - Private903609/29/201013226749
Civil Litigation - Private865408/10/20101010101010101010
Civil Litigation - Private318510/22/2008810101010  7
Category Average  3.54.63.84.45.14.53.45.4
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
81025      
79008      
65504      
60507      
40023      
26593      
16868      
12884      
10700      
10616      
9727      
9398      
9097      
9063      
9039      
9036      
8654      
3185      
       
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
810251 11.2
7900871039.6
655041112.6
605071113.5
400237 58.0
265931312.5
168681432.5
1288431054.8
107001 11.9
106161 11.5
972712 1.1
93981  2.0
90971411.5
90638 47.9
90391  1.4
90361833.3
865410101010.0
318588 9.3
 3.15.52.94.1

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

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Court Staff3085611/07/2014263711.0Read Comment
Category Average   1.01.0