Hon. Anthony A Trendacosta See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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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. Anthony A Trendacosta


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA38615
Most likely the worst judge I've ever appeared before. It's almost funny how seriously this idiot takes himself, but neither I nor opposing counsel walked away satisfied with his bizarre and honestly unsupportable ruling.

It was so bad that opposing counsel actually agreed to a stip AFTER his ruling, because Trendacosta clearly hadn't even bothered to read or understand the pleadings.

I've never felt compelled to rate a judge before, but it's honestly criminal that Judge Trendacosta is allowed to decide cases. This fool should be disbarred, and maybe even put in prison.


Comment #: CA28492
Absolutely horrible judge. Abusive and nasty. Its like he wants to find the way to hurt kids the most and then he does it. SHAME ON JUDGE TRENDACOSTA!!!

BTW, his decision was overturned by a later judge in my case, who said that it never should have happened. If idiot Trendacosta had listened instead of telling me to be quiet over and over while he hurt my kids, then he would have seen that. But he does not listen to ANYONE!!!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA19040
Absolutely the worst judge I've ever seen. He issued orders that were literally impossible to comply with, and when this was pointed out he threatened to put a 10-year-old in foster care if his orders were not followed. In front of the child he was threatening!

This idiot does not deserve to be on the bench, and should be removed immediately. If you are ever in Dependency Court, say “NO” to the MSC process, because you might get dumbass Tony Trendacosta!