Hon. Edward J. Garcia See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
E.D.Cal.  
Average Rating:2.3 - 2 rating(s)
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*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%)
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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5196
Rating:1.8
Comments:
I had the misfortune of trying a copyright case before Judge Garcia. Although my client prevailed at trial, I found Judge Garcia to be extremely poorly prepared, biased (especially since has been reversed twice by the Ninth Circuit), and discourteous. He tried to sway the jury to his own viewpoint by disparaging counsel in front of the jury. Ultimately his tactics backfired, and the jury saw through it. Honestly, I would hate to be before him in a complex case again.