Hon. Heather L. Higbee See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Orange County
9th Circuit
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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. Heather L. Higbee


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4491
I've practiced in front of Higbee numerous times, but only for her time handling violations of probation. She is a real pleasure. Handling violations of probation can be a sticky business, but her extreme level of patience with folks who don't deserve it will amaze you. I don't even have the kind of patience for some of my clients that she's displayed! This judge cares about the people whose lives are placed in her hands. I've had folks with serious drug habits who would have been thrown in prison without ever getting the help they need, yet Judge Higbee will find a way to help those who are down on their luck. She has a big heart, and Orange County is blessed by having such a caring judge on the bench.