Hon. Martha Adams See Rating Details

County Court
Orange County
9th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.5 - 3 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 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. Martha Adams



Comment #: FL4991
Very polite and courteous judge. However, avoids trial at all costs. Pro-defense nine out of ten times, which is why criminal defense lawyers love her.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4490
I knew Martha as a prosecutor, and she is as fair on the bench as she was when prosecuting. What an awesome judge. First of all, she really cares (or, seems to, either way, I'm happy). She reminds me of Judge Hawker Simpson, or Judge Freeman, two of the best county court judges ever. It is a pleasure to be in her courtroom, even when things don't go your way she is kind and courteous. Orange County is lucky to have her!

Court Staff

Comment #: FL1945
An absolute pleasure to be around. Treats everyone with respect. Down-to-Earth. A gem.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL1212
A fair former prosecutor! Very even-handed and even-tempered.