Hon. Clay M. Smith
Superior Court
Orange County

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Attorney Average Rating:   6.3 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 19 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)

Criminal Defense Lawyer4079102/09/201619579157
Criminal Defense Lawyer2938309/10/2014        
Criminal Defense Lawyer2323009/10/20133324812 
Civil Litigation - Private1807810/18/201217555511
Civil Litigation - Private642212/03/20091081010 7  
Criminal Defense Lawyer554107/24/20091010101010101010
Category Average
40791   5.3
29383   0.0
232303  3.3
180781 13.8
642210 99.2

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

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

Litigant4078902/09/2016308811.0Read Comment
Other4052101/29/2016308811.0Read Comment
Other3769709/23/20153088  Read Comment
Other3533106/10/20153088  Read Comment
Other3529006/09/2015308811.0Read Comment
Other3528906/09/2015308811.0Read Comment
Other3502805/27/2015308811.0Read Comment
Other3423204/22/201530881010.0Read Comment
Other2967009/24/201430881010.0Read Comment
Litigant2966909/24/2014308899.0Read Comment
Other2811807/16/20143088  Read Comment
Other2730906/04/201430881010.0Read Comment
Other2648204/12/2014308811.0Read Comment
Other2539402/26/2014308888.0Read Comment
Litigant2438411/27/20133088  Read Comment
Other2151505/07/2013308899.0Read Comment
Litigant1909212/14/2012308888.0Read Comment
Other1894512/04/20123088  Read Comment
Other1865411/19/2012308811.0Read Comment
Litigant1858711/16/2012308811.0Read Comment
Other1833610/31/2012308811.0Read Comment
Other1690708/17/2012308811.0Read Comment
Other1487705/08/2012308811.0Read Comment
Litigant1485905/07/20123088  Read Comment
Other1454804/18/2012308811.0Read Comment
Category Average   4.04.0