Hon. John A. Mendez See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
E.D.Cal.  
Average Rating:1.8 - 2 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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Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 18667
Rating:1.5
Comments:
If you represent the government in a 1983 case, you'll love this judge. Don't worry about the quality of your arguments or the weakness of your position. He'll invent a theory you didn't even think of, explain it with a supercilious smirk and rule in your favor no matter what.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12578
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Judge Mendez is difficult and arrogant. He does not prepare his own orders and does not prepare well, if at all, for oral argument. His knoweldge of the law is suspect at best, and he acts more as an advocate than a judge. Have not been in trial with Judge Mendez yet, as he is fairly new to the bench. Have only talked to two attorneys who have tried cases before Judge Mendez, and both were very unimpressed.