Hon. Consuelo B. Marshall See Rating Details
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Average Rating:3.9 - 12 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. Consuelo B. Marshall


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 29117
Judge Marshall has been around for a LONG time (appointed by President Carter), so she is probably in the twilight of her career at this point. Her temperament is about as good as they come, but (as many posters noted) she takes an extremely long period of time to issue rulings. But, once you get a scheduling conference in her courtroom, watch out...she will set trial on a "rocket docket" style schedule, whether you have a planned vacation or not. If your case gets past dispositive motion, make sure you are ready to go with discovery because your trial will be coming quickly!

Her hearings are often very useful, and she will take time to make sure both sides are heard, and to sift through the BS. Her rulings in may cases before her were well reasoned, even when they went against my client. Like many judges who have been on the bench for a while, she is not timid to do the right thing (out of fear of being overturned), so make sure the law and the facts support your position if you get assigned to her courtroom.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 25456
Will not follow precedent. Not particularly able to follow a logical argument. Makes up the law she follows when she tries to make it look like she is following precedent.Tries to intimidate with a threat of Rule 11 sanctions. Permits sandbagging in law and motion work. But really, what do you expect from a LASC commissioner/juvenile court referee?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: 19026
Not the brightest bulb in the chandelier

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 13043
Should step down. The law and the world has passed her by. Time to retire. Simply ignores evidence submitted. Decisions reflect being cognitively aware of only items/facts she understands and/or agrees with. Avoid if possible.


Comment #: 10504
Rating:Not Rated
overall JUDGE MARSHALL is one of the fairest, intelligent jurist on the bench and should be considered for a higher position judicially.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 10021
Takes forever to rule and misstates -- or simply makes up the law. Civil defendants get a pass and she will ignore settled rules to dismiss a case perhaps to reduce her calender. In state court, she would not have a career as a trial judge as most lawyers would "paper her." She creates work for the Ninth Circuit that a more dedicated jurist would not.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 9548
Absolutey horrible. One of the most liberally biased judges sitting on the bench. Does not hide her prejudices well. Does not follow precedent and writes horrible opinions which demonstrate a lack of legal analysis and understanding. Treats lawsyers and litigants disparately based on her political affiliation.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5204
Judge Marshall seemed poorly prepared for a legally challenging civil case. To be fair, she took the case over from another judge at the very end, but ultimately wrote confusing rulings that were internally inconsistent.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: 5015
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Marshall is a genuinely decent person who always does the right thing. She sometimes is criticized for permitting too much oral argument or taking too long to make rulings, but it's because it's so important to her to get it right and to do justice. She is one of the most honest, respectful, decent judges in the country, and, more than anything, a truly decent human being.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: 4555
Slow to rule and chambers is non-responsive. Lenient to civil defendants. Eventually will make the correct ruling, but does not stop any argument.