Hon. Gonzalo P. Curiel See Rating Details
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Average Rating:7.7 - 4 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. Gonzalo P. Curiel


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 24196
You can tell from Judge Curiel's rulings that he is extremely industrious and thorough when ruling on a motion. His rulings are VERY thorough and even-handed. While he ruled against me on several aspects of my motions before him, he cited extensive authority to back up his rulings and provided me with guidance on his stances with respects to relevant aspects of the law related to the case.

Also, unlike a majority of the judges in the Southern District, his rulings were issued within days of the motion hearing date (as opposed to some who unfortunately wait months before issuing their orders). While he did not make my case as easy as some other judges to prevail, I would still be welcome to having cases assigned to him because they move quickly, and he does not leave you guessing on the basis for his rulings.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 23538
Judge Curiel is a highly accomplished and fair jurist who previously prosecuted Mexican cartels and has done much more than any racist, ignorant candidate for president in this country. He deserves respect. Please ignore the ratings and reviews of Trump supporters whose average IQ is 80.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 21991
excellent sentencing results

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21933
Former prosecutor from Justice and it comes shining through in every single aspect of his rulings. Is an absolute nightmare for Plaintiffs, especially in civil rights cases/issues. He loves government, he loves their lawyers and he will do everything he can to give then the edge. Curiel an absolute disgrace to the federal bench and has NO business being an Article III judge.