Hon. Robin Appel
Superior Court
San Joaquin County

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Attorney Average Rating:   3.5 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 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 Lawyer3480305/15/2015        
Criminal Defense Lawyer2446112/04/201313313117
Criminal Defense Lawyer1985802/02/2013111110115
Criminal Defense Lawyer1834311/01/2012653510364
Civil Litigation - Private487602/24/200984642769
Category Average
34803   0.0
24461   1.9
487643 5.1

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Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

Other4924505/01/201734681010.0Read Comment
Other4813803/08/2017346811.0Read Comment
Other4774102/15/2017346888.0Read Comment
Other4590710/19/2016346811.0Read Comment
Other4560909/29/2016346811.0Read Comment
Other4558309/28/2016346811.0Read Comment
Other4541609/17/2016346811.0Read Comment
Other4521609/06/2016346811.0Read Comment
Other4498708/26/2016346811.0Read Comment
Litigant3901311/20/20153468  Read Comment
Other3803010/09/2015346811.0Read Comment
Litigant3414104/20/2015346811.0Read Comment
Other3141912/04/20143468  Read Comment
Other2981810/03/20143468  Read Comment
Litigant2973309/27/2014346811.0Read Comment
Litigant2899208/26/20143468  Read Comment
Other2814707/17/2014346844.0Read Comment
Other2692305/12/2014346811.0Read Comment
Other2410211/06/2013346811.0Read Comment
Litigant2187506/01/2013346811.0Read Comment
Other2100304/12/2013346811.0Read Comment
Other1980901/30/20133468  Read Comment
Litigant1834211/01/2012346833.0Read Comment
Other482002/20/2009346833.0Read Comment
Category Average   2.22.2