Hon. Heather Pinder Rodriguez See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Orange County
9th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.3 - 22 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 3 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. Heather Pinder Rodriguez


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL5702
Rating:2.3
Comments:
Read through your cases before making any judgements, please. You lack in that, announced it loudly in the meeting, and then put a child in the hands of a dangerous woman in a very dangerous situation. I do not think you believe this to be true or realize this though bc you made a decision based on not knowing the history of the woman you agreed should have custody over a child. Please start reading the full cases so you can prevent this from happening in the future. Your job is to help. Not hurt. Having compassion for past felons is ok but this was not and you need to be more careful with a child's life.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL5111
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
mediocre judge needs a lot of improvement especially in the area of civility has displayed anger to a litigant in the courtroom

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL5089
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Fair good judge.

Other

Comment #: FL5088
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Fair, Honest judge. Doesn't discriminate against people who made One mistake in their life.... like Other judges Would be Discriminatory.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL5085
Rating:1.0
Comments:
very poor temperament unsuited to judge to a legal of any complexity

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL5058
Rating:1.0
Comments:
not prepared have to explain to her what the motion was about then have the hearing a lot of wasted time

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL5022
Rating:1.0
Comments:
she is very moody I avoid appearing in front of her if I can terrible judicial temperament has a difficult time handling a complicated matter clearly unprepared others say the same

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4971
Rating:1.0
Comments:
terrible on the law awful judge short temper likes to scold parties in civil case she should respect those who appear in court I rate this judge at the low end of those in orange county

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4966
Rating:1.0
Comments:
have no confidence in this judge could be the least prepared judge in orange county inconsistent on the bench needs much improvement

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4925
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Rodriguez is stellar. I see the crazy old lady who likes to impersonate attorneys has been released from Lakeside again lol.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4916
Rating:1.0
Comments:
took one month to sign an agreed order that should have taken 2 days we could not proceed to mediation until she signed it waste of time

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4883
Rating:1.0
Comments:
she appears to be a know it all 99 percent right 100 percent wrong needs to listen more carefully and try to keep her opinion to herself

Other

Comment #: FL4802
Rating:1.0
Comments:
My only experience with Rodriguez is I am waiting for her to sign papers so we can move into the probate process. The papers should have been back 6 weeks ago. This is an uncontested action to appoint personal rep. I have talked to several attorney friends and they all agree Rodriguez is very slow. Her keeping people waiting is very is common. Unacceptable.

Litigant

Comment #: FL4762
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Rude to the lawyers. Interrupted the attorneys. Judge not prepared for the hearing.

Other

Comment #: FL4760
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Seems to favor women more so than men in the courtroom.. is anyone else getting this impression or have feedback on her bias as a judge ?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4747
Rating:1.0
Comments:
disinterested lacks judicial courtesy to the litigates and lawyers does not read the file and it shows I rate this judge overall very poor

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL4746
Rating:9.4
Comments:
She pulls no punches. Calls a spade a spade. Leave your song and dance at the door with this judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4745
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Heather Pinder Rodriguez is an amazing and dynamic judge that cares about the children in her courtroom. She ruled quickly and was very fair.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4684
Rating:1.0
Comments:
very lazy and disinterested appears to be in a pissed off mood terrible judge

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4549
Rating:1.0
Comments:
lazy seems disinterested poor courtroom etiquette never make it as a lawyer

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL4285
Rating:1.0
Comments:
poor courtroom demeanor has a small anger problem towards litigants and it shows

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL4259
Rating:1.0
Comments:
terrible demeanor no business being a judge

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4093
Rating:1.0
Comments:
has an anger issue needs to pay more attention to the testimony and the evidence being presented a very poor judge

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: FL4064
Rating:1.0
Comments:
HAS AN ATTITUDE NEEDS IMPROVEMENT

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: FL4051
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Unprepared, bad attitude and plays favorites. Clearly not suitable to be a judge....doesn't know the law and it's obvious.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: FL3543
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Highly Intelligent and Professional