Hon. William H. Orrick III See Rating Details
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Average Rating:3.3 - 10 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. William H. Orrick III


Court Staff

Comment #: 26822
Why is he suppressing secret abortion videos? What is his investment history in abortion clinics?why hasn’t he recused himself?


Comment #: 24584
Liberal activist who politicizes and discredits the judicial branch.


Comment #: 24354
Rating:Not Rated
As to the party in comment 24344, either you are the judge himself or one of his supporters or employees. You fool no one. Truth hurts, doesn't it.


Comment #: 24344
How interesting are the anonymous postings! How obvious they are the musings of failed litigants. Alas, pity the poorly prepared who cannot make a case.


Comment #: 24328
Seem to have lost track of the role of a Judge. So sad. He seemed to be very bright- but fell into a dark track. What a shame.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 24204
Social justice activist for whom the rule of law is a quaint, malleable notion of no import. If an attorney is aligned, she may lie about the facts, mis-cite case law, and be richly rewarded. Relentlessly execrable. At times, he cannot even speak English properly.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 24187
Agree completely with other postings, this is not a judge who upholds the law as duty bound and the Constitution mandates. Blatant conflict of interest he failed to disclose discovered after his erroneous ruling motivated by the conflict, leading to an outrageously unjust result. This will not be swept under the rug,and shame on appellate court judges who covered for him, ignoring the law and the Constitution themselves.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 22981
Judge Orrick takes the general approach of determining which side he's going to support based on his particular bias. He then ignores the facts and law that don't support his predetermined position, and, at the same time, he will misinterpret or subvert case law to support his predetermined position. This works out fine if you're on the side that he has a bias toward, but if you're expecting a judge with intellectual honesty, you'll be sorely disappointed.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 22033
reading the last review could not have been more insightful. Picking a side and relentlessly justifying a predisposed outcome could not have been more accurate. Beware if you are a plaintiff or you file a claim against the government you will never experience justice.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 21538
Judge Orrick is one of those judges who delights in elevating form over substance. He is strict in applying procedural rules, regardless of any actual prejudice. Forget about the exercise of discretion to achieve a just result -- he picks a "winner" and then relentlessly favors that side. Plaintiffs, beware.