Hon. Steve Jewett See Rating Details

County Court
Orange County
9th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.3 - 3 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. Steve Jewett


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4492
Steve Jewett is the best judge in Orange County. Well, maybe in a tie with Mike Murphy and Martha Adams and a few others, but still--he's the best. Look, this judge was defending death penalty cases for over a decade before becoming a county court judge. So, he knows more about the law than anyone else in the courtroom, and even so, he doesn't throw it in your face. Super fair judge. You'd have to be a real idiot to figure out a way to upset Jewett (you know who you are). Again, this judge is, hands down, the best we have in Orange County. The best.

Court Staff

Comment #: FL1946
Rating:Not Rated
A pleasure to be around. Great personality.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL1215
A stellar lawyer became a stellar judge. Knows the law, even-tempered, and a great guy!