Hon. Lisa A. Novak
Judge
Superior Court
San Mateo County


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Attorney Average Rating:   3.2 - 14 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 5 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 Lawyer4799903/01/20171     1 
Civil Litigation - Private4565710/03/20161111 11 
Civil Litigation - Private3588906/30/20151111 111
Civil Litigation - Private2684305/07/2014111111 1
Civil Litigation - Private2551103/05/201421423111
Civil Litigation - Private2544202/28/20141211111 
Civil Litigation - Private2541902/27/201410109 8   
Criminal Defense Lawyer1788510/09/201211111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer1262112/22/201111111   
Prosecutor1226411/11/201114111111
Criminal Defense Lawyer1202610/07/20111211112 
Criminal Defense Lawyer241507/23/2008910101010 109
Criminal Defense Lawyer226407/12/200852326342
Criminal Defense Lawyer220907/10/200810101091010910
Category Average  3.23.53.42.63.92.12.93.3
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
479991   11
45657      
358891     
26843      
25511      
25442      
25419      
17885111111
126211     
12264111111
12026111111
241510 9 10 
2264332333
220910 101010 
 3.21.54.03.23.91.4
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
47999   1.0
45657   1.0
358891 101.0
268431111.0
255111 11.9
254421111.1
2541910  9.4
17885   1.0
12621   1.0
12264   1.4
12026   1.3
2415   9.9
2264   3.5
2209   9.8
 2.81.03.33.2

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

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Other4864504/05/20173525  Read Comment
Other4800103/01/2017352511.0Read Comment
Other4799803/01/2017352511.0Read Comment
Other4585710/15/2016352511.0Read Comment
Other2410011/06/20133525  Read Comment
Other2219006/29/20133525  Read Comment
Other1854211/13/2012352511.0Read Comment
Other1620607/10/201235251010.0Read Comment
Category Average   2.82.8