Hon. Maria Andrea Davalos See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.0 - 3 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. Maria Andrea Davalos


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA41929
Appeared for an unopposed discovery motion. She started making unnecessary judicial comments about our discovery requests and exhibits. I really felt she came in with a bias against us. Though she did grant our motion, she seemed to scrutinize the motion and our exhibits as if she was fishing to find a reason to deny our motion. I've appeared on similar motions with other judges and we did not face the scrutiny that she dished out on this case nor subject to judicial comments as she made. She could not find a reason to rule against and I felt she was disappointed in not being able to a reason rule against us.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA41693
She surprised me - she fully reviewed every detail of debt collection case I was defending and ruled for me, and went beyond to give my client relief on her own motion (she looked at the default judgment entered 12 years prior.) I never thought to do that. I knew her from crim court and have always looked forward to appearing before her. Fair, thorough, well prepared. Nuff said.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA11667
I find this judge to be very fair.