Hon. Stephanie M. Bowick See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.8 - 15 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Stephanie M. Bowick


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA12433
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Biased for Plaintiff and prejudiced against defendants, a dangerous combination for all litigants. Major mistrial/reversal risk for excluded evidence, overruled objections and for following plaintiff attorney's cues on rulings. No fair trial in her courtroom.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12420
Rating:9.0
Comments:
I disagree with whoever says she can't be impartial against a public entity. She granted an ex parte for me against the AG that I was very surprised to win on (although it was the right decision, the clerk had told me she would not grant it), and the AG was extremely vocal about how upset she was about her decision; Judge Bowick calmly stood her ground and was polite but firm and cited facts in my ex parte and generally displayed good judgment. I really have a lot of respect for her just because of that one interaction, and I wasn't even factoring in my opponent being a government entity.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA12320
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I would highly advise utilizing a 170.6 if you have a case against a public entity before this judge. She somehow cannot be impartial and wants to side with the public entity lawyer, regardless of what the issue is.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12319
Rating:1.0
Comments:
If you have any case with complicated legal issues this judge will work you over. She will not be able to sufficiently grasp the issues, no matter how detailed you brief them. She will get hung up on the simplest of issues and shift gears at the drop of a dime. I have never seen a judge work over a lawyer over the most basis mundane matters at the earliest phases of litigation. I know she has a background representing LAUSD. Seems biased against lawyers suing public entities and leans in favor of any ridiculous argument advanced by government lawyers. After all, that is where her roots are.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA12210
Rating:1.4
Comments:
terrible judge. She defends and promotes criminality. A really rotten human being.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12127
Rating:1.6
Comments:
When is this nightmare going to be over? All my years bowick is no 2 of the worse judges I’ve dealt with. No 1 being Liz Feiffer. She does NOT know procedure. Is afraid to make a ruling. and Has more mood swings than a 8 month prenant female. God bless her poor family having to deal with this witch. I turned down defending a 5 million dollar suit after breaking she is the judge. No thanks.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12123
Rating:7.8
Comments:
I was surprised by the tone and tenor of the negative comments. I found her to be accommodating, reasonable and familiar with her caseload.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12004
Rating:1.2
Comments:
Rotten judge. Biased . While acknowledging a enormous crime she fought for defendents. Defendents never appeared incourt. This was fine by her.

Her lack of concern for the victims has destroyed a company of 40 hard working humans. We will leave California . This judge should be dismissed

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11369
Rating:1.3
Comments:
I am truly shocked this person is a judge. Her decorum is embarrassing to the profession. She yells at attorneys in the courtroom, interrupts them every time they speak, asks question and then cuts off the answer. Doesn't understand basic rules of procedure or evidence and is too arrogant to even care to learn. She is rude, moody, immature and unprofessional. Every review I have read about her I have myself experienced. Almost too terrible to be true...a total anomaly

Other

Comment #: CA10014
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I write this rating not only out of frustration and as a cry for justice, but also in the hope that the Committee on Judicial Performance reads and acts on the public and professionals' opinion and experience with this Judge. She is arrogant, insulting and ignorant. She lacks any understanding or knowledge of the facts or the law of her cases. Justice won't prevail in her courtroom.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA9921
Rating:2.5
Comments:
Treated me terribly. Disrespected my client. Bad attitude. Arrogant. Not particularly bright. Bipolar personality. Disregarded the facts. Hope you don't have them same experience. Wasted time. Then complained about how much time was limited. Forced settlement conference of over objection by both sides. Cost my client $500K.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA9709
Rating:1.3
Comments:
Inability to understand basic legal concepts and basic facts. Unfamiliar with rules of evidence. Yells. Regularly appears frustrated and overwhelmed. Immature; Rolls eyes at counsel in presence of jury. Biased. Inpatient, apparently due to inability to understand basic concepts.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA9676
Rating:1.9
Comments:
Should not be a judge. Limited to no ability to understand basic case issues. Easily confused by simplistic case fact patterns. Cannot keep case facts straight, even when explained. Mind boggling to be in front of this judge. Does not listen. Repeatedly argued with counsel, as if she were advocating. Asks counsel a question, and then interrupts counsel, providing her own wrong facts, to answer her own question, which facts actually controvert the very point she is trying to make, all when counsel is only 3 words into responding. Just the wrong temperament to be a judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7671
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Terrible judge with virtually no understanding of the law. A classic example of someone who has risen well beyond her capabilities.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4123
Rating:8.5
Comments:
Judge Bowick handled my case really well. She was patient, read everything, and understood all of the details. She ultimately made the right decision. She is an excellent judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4086
Rating:2.2
Comments:
This judge is the most heartless and merciless of all the judges I've ever come across.