Hon. Mark A. Borenstein See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.3 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 1 rating(s)
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General Rating Criteria

* 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=Chronically Late,10=Always on Time)
* General Ability to Handle Pre-Trial Matters (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)

Criminal Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Criminal Litigation (1=Demonstrates Bias,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
General Inclination Regarding Bail (1=Pro-Defense,10=Pro-Government)
Involvement in Plea Discussions (1=Not at all Involved, 10=Very Involved)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Pretrial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Trial Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)
General Inclination in Criminal Cases Sentencing Stage (1=Pro-prosecution,10=Pro-defense)

Civil Rating Criteria (if applicable)

* Evenhandedness in Civil Litigation (1=Not at all Evenhanded,10=Entirely Evenhanded)
Involvement in Settlement Discussions (1=Not at all Involved,10=Very Involved)
General Inclination (1=Pro-defendant, 10=Pro-plaintiff)

What others have said about Hon. Mark A. Borenstein


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7411
One of the better judges in LASC. He is thorough, has a good temperament, takes time to consider both sides, and generally makes well-reasoned decisions.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6584
Disqualify this judge if you have a parking appeal. He'll bend over backwards to rule against you, even when you're in the right.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6454
I had my first experience with this Judge recently. I sat through about 10 matters before he got to mine so I have a general understanding of his demeanor. Observations:
1. He is very nice, very professional, to in pro per parties. You don't see this much unfortunately.
2. He likes the rules. Read the Rules of Court and Civ. Code before you haul off and file papers.
3. He actually reads the papers you file. But he is also practical. If fairness dictates something should happen, and there was a technical rule violated, he went with fairness.
4. He is polite to counsel. There was an attorney who did not know the facts of his own case, and the Judge was polite, but still managed to devastate the unprepared attorney.


Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA6379
Mr Borenstein is croock .He presided and made fraudulent decision in case that he had ex-law partner in involved.Instead recuse himself from the case due to conflict he made fraudulent decision.He fraudster and he should never be judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5497
Intelligent. Long antenna for credibility.


Comment #: CA4157
This judge seems like a decent guy, but makes weird rulings. Didn't like the way my attorney questioned my former spouse, so let him off on perjury and obfuscation. Said my attorney seemed intent on shaming him. I don't think he's too thrilled being a family law judge.