Hon. Heather Pinder Rodriguez See Rating Details

Circuit Court
Orange County
9th Circuit
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.3 - 21 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 #: 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