Hon. Barbara L. Major See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
S.D.Cal.  
Average Rating:6.6 - 5 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)
  Items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating
Comments



What others have said about Hon. Barbara L. Major


Comments


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 12270
Rating:2.5
Comments:
Prejudges civil cases and seems to not grasp the complexity of civil litigation, much less the motivations behind the tactics.

Prosecutor

Comment #: 8550
Rating:9.5
Comments:
Smart, fair, no nonsense Judge. Handles courtroom with firm hand. Expects both sides to be prepared and professional. Doesn't take any BS from either side.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 8388
Rating:4.3
Comments:
Knows almost nothing about civil rights litigation and tends to have a chip on her shoulder about it. Do not disagree with her or correct her on the law even if she is way off.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5245
Rating:6.8
Comments:
Former criminal prosecutor who has not yet grasped the subtleties of civil litigation, particularly the dynamics of settlement discussions and leverage points. But she is smart and has improved greatly since taking the bench.

Prosecutor

Comment #: 1899
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Magistrate Judge Major is super-smart and super-efficient. An impressive magistrate.