Hon. William B. Shubb See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
E.D.Cal.  
Average Rating:5.0 - 10 rating(s)
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Ratings

*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=Chronic`y Late,10=Always on Time)
*Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation:    (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
*Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation:   (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Flexibility In Scheduling   (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Pre-Trial:   (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Civil Settlement Discussions:   (1=Least Involved,10=Most Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Trial:    (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases, Sentencing:    (1=Most Lenient,10=Most Harsh)
Typical Discount Off Guidelines for Cooperators:    (1=10%,10=100%)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating
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What others have said about Hon. William B. Shubb


Comments


Litigant

Comment #: 24275
Rating:8.0
Comments:
Somewhat short tempered and definitely not hesitant to express his opinions. But a tough and fair individual who appears to have a softer, thoughtful side, especially toward those caught up in the criminal justice system.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 23531
Rating:1.2
Comments:
He may have been good a long time ago, but he is a nightmare now.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22889
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Not a good judge. Cranky and a generally unpleasant person to be around. Shows no respect for the individuals who appear in his courtroom, cracks jokes at the expense of counsel and witnesses for laughs from the gallery, and should not be on the bench. Avoid if possible.

Other

Comment #: 13703
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This guy favors the government [redacted by Ed.] He's a bit of a hot head but not too bad. The short of it is that the whole legal system is crooked and I hope I never have to be involved with it again.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13107
Rating:7.8
Comments:
A great judge, who speaks his mind, and calls them as he sees them. A little conservative, but fair, and can be outraged by abuse of power.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13086
Rating:7.5
Comments:
I had cases against Judge Schubb before his appointmenr to the bench and he was a well prepared and very professional lawyer. He is the same as a judge. Very smart, very well prpared, very good scholar and writer. Sometime gets a little out of hand when he gets mad, but is know to quickly come back to center. Took senior status and is missed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12417
Rating:1.8
Comments:
Completely incompetent. Probably the worst judge in the Eastern District. Terrified of the Ninth Circuit and unable to rule on simple legal issues. An embarassment to the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12290
Rating:4.4
Comments:
Sometimes combative and ill tempered towards counsel. The staff will warn you to duck.

Other

Comment #: 4569
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
As a Juror in a recent case in his court it was a very pleasant experience. He controls the court room very well. Quick to jump on attorneys for wasting time or impeaching a witness for minor discrepancies!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 4252
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Judge Shubb is decisive and does not tolerate incompetence or imprecision. Great judge if you've got a winning case.