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


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Attorney Average Rating:   3.5 - 11 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
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  5.63.03.43.14.73.63.54.0
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
25420      
25090      
24722      
24097      
23905      
23854      
23302      
22318      
18197      
11948      
10911      
7328      
       
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
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
 2.75.35.73.2

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