A handful of lawyers sat in the gallery of San Diego Superior Court Judge Timothy B. Taylor’s courtroom last Friday, waiting for their hearings to begin. After a few minutes, one attorney stood up to ask Taylor’s clerk if the judge would arrive at 9 a.m., the scheduled start time.
“He’ll probably come out sooner than that,” the clerk replied. “He’s very timely.”
Taylor emerged at 9:03, but his reputation for punctuality was still intact. In fact, he was early. The judge sets the clock in his courtroom five minutes fast.