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


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Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 10 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 2 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 - 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  4.14.34.13.14.22.63.64.0
   
ID*Ev-Cr.BailPleaInc.-Pr.Inc.-Tr.Inc.-S.
25511      
25442      
25419      
17885111111
126211     
12264111111
12026111111
241510 9 10 
2264332333
220910 101010 
 3.91.54.03.24.31.5
ID*Ev-Cv.SettleInc.Average
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
 4.01.01.04.0

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

Non-attorney Rating
(if applicable)

EvaluatorIDDateJudgeIDOvr.AverageReadComment
Other2410011/06/20133525  Read Comment
Other2219006/29/20133525  Read Comment
Other1854211/13/2012352511.0Read Comment
Other1620607/10/201235251010.0Read Comment
Category Average   5.55.5