Hon. Jesus G. Bernal See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
C.D.Cal.  
Average Rating:7.0 - 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 #: 29733
Rating:7.0
Comments:
Civil rights case against USA/Bivens Action. Started out on a very sour note when Judge Bernal dismissed the action- Ex Parte without notice or argument- on an alleged technicality. After getting the action reinstated Judge Bernal bent over backwards to give the Feds every opportunity possible. After the Feds/AUSA fumbled the ball on every down Judge Bernal saw the light (he had no other choice really) and knew there was only one way this game could end; Judge Bernal did what he was supposed to do as a "referee" and made the right ruling, which was the ONLY legit ruling he could make based on the facts of the case. Like Chief Justice John Roberts said at his confirmation hearing, judges are just there to "call balls and strikes" and ensure a fair playing field (OK, try not to laugh at that). In this action Judge Bernal was a very fair referee/umpire. Took some pushing and convincing to get him there, but he was fair today. 7/10 today, and I hope to raise Judge Bernal's average in future actions before him.

Litigant

Comment #: 23949
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge favors and has a history of favoring the rich and wealthy companies. His rulings are not just and fair, and he avoids commenting on matters and facts that show how unfair his decision is. He does not follow the law or common sense. Such judges should be stopped from practicing.