Hon. Stephanie M. Bowick See Rating Details
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Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.3 - 23 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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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13613
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is disgrace to the legal community, and should be recalled. She is always late to the bench, not read the motions, biased, and systematically disregards the existing, authoritative law.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA13415
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge is a bigoted idiot whose purpose in life is to screw the victim while honoring the crooks. She is a rotten human being with absolutely no conscious.

I can only hope that one day she gets to experience the devastation that all victims experience.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13414
Rating:1.0
Comments:
In 30 years of practice, in my opinion she is far and away the worst, least professional, worst prepared, and STUPIDEST judge I have ever had the misfortune of appearing before. She doesn't read documents that are filed with her, and then blames counsel for such failure because she is obviously too busy to read everything filed in her court. Oh? really? Why are documents presented to her. She is also dumb as a door nail and not the least bit inclined to educate herself, and she plays favorites like you wouldn't believe. She is a disgrace.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13034
Rating:1.5
Comments:
I’ve been before this judge more than 60 times. Can offer my fellow lawyers some advice: file your motions to be heard toward end of week, preferably Friday’s. Use bold headings. Write like a first grader. Do not let your m&p go beyond three pages. She categorically does not read moving papers. She at times reads oppositions. But be prepared to argue your points on day of hearing and expect at least two continuances before she rules. She’ll read moving papers while you are before her on day of hearing and she looks for reasons to deny on technicalities. Imagine the stereotypical dumb blond, who just walked in on her husband cheating on her with another man. And that is her mentality and her temperament.
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Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA13033
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I agree that she is idiot and stupid. I wonder how she became a judge.She too scared to rule.Is there any one care about her sick behavior!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12936
Rating:1.5
Comments:
She too scared to rule. Too stupid to know how to rule. And to lazy to read, if she is able to read at all.

Her temperament is worse than a pregnant female in her 8th month.

Please take the time to read and understand what is before you BEFORE THE HEARING AND NOT DURING THE HEARING. Pure laziness. As a black female, you should be setting an example, and not promoting the horrible stereotype which you so perfectly do. shameful. NOT TOO LATE TO CHANGE as I can say she is intelligent, but her laziness and tempermant is NOT befitting a judge.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA12915
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Stephanie M. Bowick is a disgrace to the bench

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12813
Rating:1.0
Comments:
It was astonishing that Stephanie M. Bowick was so BIAS that even did not like to consider such a strong discovered evidence against defendant because the employer was a public entity. This judge should be dismissed and removed immediately.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA12801
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
YES HER TEMPERAMENT IS AS UNPREDICTABLE AS AN ANIMAL IN THE WILD.

BUT COMPARED TO JUDGE ELIZABETH FEFFER, SHE IS AS KIND AS ANGEL, AS SMART AS EINSTEIN, AND EVEN HANDED AS THE BLIND JUSTICE.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12800
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Meet and Confer. Meet and Confer. Meet and Confer. Meet and Confer. THE ONLY THING SHE KNOWS. I actually had to meet and confer more than 5 times, EVEN AFTER DOING SO PRIOR TO THE FILING OF THE DISCOVERY MOTION. There was more than six months delay in her ruling, and then she asks' why did you not file a summary judgment'. um, your honor, because you too scared to rule, and too ignorant to understand the issues and rather have us meet and confer enough times until its days before the final status conference, and your ruling, now is moot because I cant enforce it should other side decide they want to use your ruling as toilet paper. which is what happened.

did I mention, i question whether she is literate or not hecause I know fact positive that she does NOT read anything. so write like a first grader and make it short.

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.