Hon. Janet C. Thorpe See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Orange County
9th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.9 - 7 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* Temperament (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Scholarship (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Industriousness (1=Not at all industrious,10=Highly industrious)
* Ability to Handle Complex Litigation (1=Awful,10=Excellent)
* Punctuality (1=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

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What others have said about Hon. Janet C. Thorpe


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL4783
She does not understand basic civil procedure such as how to interpret rules and what courts she is required to follow. She also does not appear to read records and rules off the cuff.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL4132
She's unnecessarily rude to all parties.

It seems as if she doesn't recall that she's there to serve the parties, professionally.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL1120
What a relief to have a smart judge with good problem solving skills. Decisive, fair, practical, she takes no guff, and moves her cases along.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL897
A perfect example of why a lawyer who never operated in the courtroom should never be appointed to the bench. She is biased in favor of business defendants, and does not understand litigation.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL5
She is a very bad judge. She is not impartial. She is rude to litigants and lawyers. She is incompetent. Her incompetence, blatant unfairness and partiality are a danger to justice in Orange County. Moral of the story: her prejudice is used to intentionally and unfairly affect the result of a case.