Hon. Alan S. Apte See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Orange County
9th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.7 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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)

What others have said about Hon. Alan S. Apte



Comment #: FL6330
This judge not only is very unethical, making comments that are inappropriate in the courtroom but also disregards the facts and the law. I totally agree with Comment # FL6253 and the other bad reviews.


Comment #: FL6253
Rating:Not Rated
For a judge to be an expert on false allegations when he did 30 days in county jail in 2005 himself he is a disgrace to the judicial branch. Instead of hearing the facts of a case and going to trial to find out the real truth of a case he looks over to a lawyer and knows the lawyer and favors that lawyer even if that lawyer is representing Jeffry Dahmer he makes a decision based on knowing that lawyer. Judges need a place to go after retirement and it is well known that this lawyer hires all of them once they are off the bench so get ready to lose your life when Apte likes the other lawyer and it can be any lawyer, as long as Apte is friend's with him/her.


Comment #: FL6025
He made false claims accused both the defendants attorney and the prosecutor of lying about a meeting in his chambers. destroyed the life of a young man after he cooperated with the court on Aptes assurance of revisiting his sentence. He has an ego that has to be massaged and stroked. Needs to learn a bit of compassion.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL3845
Rating:Not Rated
In Judge Apts case I would like to add he is extremely misinformed. The sheriff told me I was NOT allowed to change the locks, or put the belongings of the violator out on the lawn and I was supposed to tell the violator that he was going to be served. THE SHERIFF DEPT SAID APT WAS WRONG WRONG WRONG!!!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL3844
It is a sad day in court when a judge ( Apte) feels it is more important to talk about a Cowboys football game with a man accused with domestic violation. The Petitioner and the witness to the violence were basically ,ignored, scoffed at and treated extremely unfairly. After researching Apte's record it seems like he might need to find another occupation.


Comment #: FL3836
Rating:Not Rated
Completely disreguard the law. Ignored the obvious statutes and caselaw. Tricky because he acted like he was going to rule fairly and then out of nowhere he forgot he "had a pair" and ruled in favor of thebwoman the had just (self admittedly) lied for three days on just about everything. Wow! Horrible person and judge!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL1616
Casual yet proper demeanor. Very intelligent.


Comment #: FL1510
Very knowledgeable and astute. Judge Apte knows the law and knows how to get to the core of the matter at hand. He doesn't let either party play games and won't put up with any nonsense, from either attorneys or defendants. Judge Apte keeps the chaotic juvenile system working as best as the 9th Circuit Administrative Rules will allow him to.


Comment #: FL1036
He should not be a judge.


Comment #: FL307
This judge has demonstrated his ability to destroy the lives of a family. He stated that a law applied and even went so far as to say there was case law to support his ruling. However, the law had only been in effect for three months, and after many paid hours of research he was found to be mistaken - only to have devastated two children with one heartless act.