Hon. Vince Chhabria See Rating Details
District Judge See Comments
N.D.Cal.  
Average Rating:3.9 - 3 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)
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 #: 32993
Rating:6.0
Comments:
Among the worst temperaments of any district court judge I've ever appeared before. Haughty and belittling to counsel and parties. Scholarship is very good, and he reads the briefs carefully. Makes up his mind at the outset of a case and tailors his rulings accordingly, which is great if he likes your position. Very comfortable disposing of cases on summary judgment. Recommend an early motion on the pleadings or scope of discovery to glean how he's thinking about the case. Not afraid to throw around in terrorem threats to drive settlement of cases he doesn't want to hear. Total wild card if you draw him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 32817
Rating:1.0
Comments:
narrow-minded, petty, and inflexible government official.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 25020
Rating:4.8
Comments:
Fancies himself as an intellectual when he is not - believes he knows everything when he clearly does not - short attention span -rude to counsel - rude to jurors - prone to inappropriate comments to counsel about jurors etc. Sanction happy. Terrible judicial temperament.