Hon. Janet C. Thorpe See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Orange County
9th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.7 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Janet C. Thorpe


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.