Hon. Douglas F. McCormick See Rating Details
Magistrate Judge See Comments
Average Rating:10.0 - 3 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Douglas F. McCormick


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 29199
Judge McCormick was the discovery and settlement judge for us in a complex civil case. He short circuited discovery disputes by allowing phone calls and was even handed; ruled both ways, but never could complain about his reasoning.

He spent countless hours settling our case and was creative, fair, and non-tiring. We've tried to use him in other federal civil cases as a settlement judge whenever we are in Santa Ana.

He should be a district court judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 25365
I've had Judge McCormick as a mediator and as a judge for provisional remedies and discovery. He is excellent. A former big firm lawyer at Latham & Watkins, he really understands complex civil litigation. He also has a great temperament and is very respectful to counsel and parties.


Comment #: 22413
He was the judge initially assigned to my federal criminal matter out of Orange County. He presided over my detention hearing, and I'm so fortunate to have landed in his courtroom. To put it lightly, my release pre-trial was very questionable and on the fence. He was able to see past my history, and gave me one more chance to remain out on bond pre-trial. I had prepared myself for remand. Bond and release conditions were very fair and reasonable. Unfortunately, my case was reassigned to Judge Dale Fischer. I had faith, up to that point. Now I just feel like a giant nail, about to get hammered. FML!