Hon. Mitchell D. Dembin See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
S.D.Cal.  
Average Rating:6.8 - 4 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Mitchell D. Dembin


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22613
Rating:9.2
Comments:
I've found Judge Dembin to be very well prepared for hearings. He reads the papers, takes the time to study the law cited and, by the time of the hearing, he gives you his thoughts, so you can argue to the points he has concerns about. He is very pleasant, but not afraid to bring down the hammer on parties when needed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21337
Rating:7.0
Comments:
He's not a bad guy, he's just not the greatest judge. Maybe he'll get better with time. He made some wacky rulings on motions to compel.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 18891
Rating:8.3
Comments:
A good, solid judge. I absolutely LOVE how he handles motions: You file paperwork and he has a ruling within a week.

On the case I had with him, he was fair and even-tempered.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 18636
Rating:2.6
Comments:
BIASED. Does not appear to understand proper role as a Magistrate. Does not check facts. Does not understand complex litigation. Snarky, rude and not at all judicious. He is not cut out for this work. WORST Magistrate I have ever encountered in the area of unbiased trial preparation.