Hon. David R. Chaffee
Judge
Superior Court
Orange County


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Attorney Average Rating:   6.2 - 9 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 - 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  5.67.16.87.08.17.86.05.0
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
29710      
28801      
28798      
27289      
24977      
22371      
19170      
9413      
5551      
       
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
297101111.8
288011  1.3
2879811 4.4
272898  7.9
249771 12.0
2237110919.8
1917010 59.7
941310559.3
555110  9.4
 5.84.02.66.2

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