Hon. David R. Chaffee
Judge
Superior Court
Orange County


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Attorney Average Rating:   5.3 - 16 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 - Private4580010/12/20161111511 
Civil Litigation - Private4415707/09/20169899109108
Civil Litigation - Private4065302/03/20161010   101010
Civil Litigation - Private3682008/10/201521137624
Civil Litigation - Private3350803/18/201511111111
Civil Litigation - Private3124611/24/201413411214
Civil Litigation - Private2984110/04/201442328631
Civil Litigation - Private2971009/25/201413114121
Criminal Defense Lawyer2880108/15/20141     2 
Civil Litigation - Private2879808/15/2014178 5   
Civil Litigation - Private2728906/03/20147978888 
Civil Litigation - Private2497701/21/20141224  2 
Civil Litigation - Private2237107/12/201310101010101081
Criminal Defense Lawyer1917012/20/201210810 10101010
Civil Litigation - Private941311/25/201099810108108
Civil Litigation - Private555107/27/2009109891010  
Category Average  4.95.55.24.96.86.35.04.8
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
45800      
44157      
40653      
36820      
33508111111
312461     
29841      
29710      
28801      
28798      
27289      
24977      
22371      
19170      
9413      
5551      
 1.01.01.01.01.01.0
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
458001  1.5
441578959.0
4065310 1010.0
36820   3.1
335081111.0
312461211.7
298411 23.6
297101111.8
288011  1.3
2879811 4.4
272898  7.9
249771 12.0
2237110919.8
1917010 59.7
941310559.3
555110  9.4
 4.94.03.25.3

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

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Other2718505/27/2014300611.0Read Comment
Litigant2151805/08/20133006  Read Comment
Category Average   1.01.0