Hon. Alan S. Apte See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Orange County
9th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.5 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Alan S. Apte


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL1616
Rating:9.2
Comments:
Casual yet proper demeanor. Very intelligent.

Prosecutor

Comment #: FL1510
Rating:8.8
Comments:
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.

Prosecutor

Comment #: FL1036
Rating:2.1
Comments:
He should not be a judge.

Other

Comment #: FL307
Rating:1.0
Comments:
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.