Hon. Stephanie M. Bowick See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.7 - 7 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)

What others have said about Hon. Stephanie M. Bowick


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11369
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


Comment #: CA10014
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
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
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
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
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
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
This judge is the most heartless and merciless of all the judges I've ever come across.