Hon. Edward J. Davila See Rating Details
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Average Rating:4.3 - 8 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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What others have said about Hon. Edward J. Davila


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 35274
Judge Davila is one of the most pleasant and friendly judges in the Northern District.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 32914
Dismissed cases without hearing them and their validity. Worse blocks the cases so they can not be appealed. Very pompous, close minded, arrogant. I know of several litigants who have had him and with the exact same results.


Comment #: 23657
Rating:Not Rated
Judge refused to find respondent in contempt of order that said 'shall be filed before all purpose family court judge' when respondent filed in civil court in different county (forum shopping), said order was 'ambiguous', also denied petitioner award of fees mandated by family code 2030 without stating reason as required by law

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 23402
This is the first judge I have ever gotten to change his mind after he had made it up! This speaks volumes as far as fairness is concerned.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 22658
didn't care to read the case, follow the law, or use guidelines. He's a puppet for the AUSA

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22182
Doesn't feel he has to follow the law or court rules even when compliance with these and due process would take relatively minimal effort. Rulings were sloppy and careless. I have not seen this low level of performance from a federal district judge before.