Hon. Gerald J. Buchwald
Judge
Superior Court
San Mateo County


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Attorney Average Rating:   3.3 - 12 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 - Private3159912/11/2014        
Criminal Defense Lawyer2742006/11/20141111 21 
Criminal Defense Lawyer2542002/27/201451111   
Civil Litigation - Private2509002/02/2014        
Civil Litigation - Private2472212/27/201321111 13
Civil Litigation - Private2409711/06/201321 111  
Civil Litigation - Private2390510/28/2013 13  11 
Civil Litigation - Private2385410/25/20139989999 
Civil Litigation - Private2330209/16/201371114114
Civil Litigation - Private2231807/10/201333 39 3 
Civil Litigation - Govt.1819710/24/20122211122 
Civil Litigation - Private1194809/27/201110101010510105
Civil Litigation - Private1091106/07/2011832184  
Civil Litigation - Private732807/29/2010814 811 
Category Average  5.22.83.22.94.73.43.24.0
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
31599      
27420      
25420      
25090      
24722      
24097      
23905      
23854      
23302      
22318      
18197      
11948      
10911      
7328      
       
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
31599   0.0
2742021 1.3
254201  1.7
25090   0.0
247221 101.1
240971  1.2
239051  1.4
238549 98.9
233021112.1
223181 103.7
1819711011.5
1194810539.4
10911   4.3
73281  3.4
 2.64.35.72.9

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

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Other2488001/13/2014350611.0Read Comment
Category Average   1.01.0