Hon. Joshua D. Wayser See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   6.1 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 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. Joshua D. Wayser



Comment #: CA28639
Rating:Not Rated
This judge should be an automatic 170.6. He does not follow the law and instead likes to remind everyone on record how much discretion and power he has. He makes decisions based on his immediate assessment of litigants, often as you know in family court, from perjured documents and allegation instead of evidence. He rules from a point of view and not statutory or case authority - and then flip flops on his decisions. He appears biased against women generally and is so focused on his personal belief that he is some kind of savior of children that the courtroom becomes kangaroo court at its highest level. The end result is fractured families worse off than when they came in and litigants in debt with their attorneys rolling in the dough. Wayser talks a big game about moving things forward but does the opposite as his decisions result in motions to reconsider, appeals (google him and check the record) and a tremendous miscarriage of justice - especially for the kids he repeatedly spouts off on the record as being their to protect. His legal knowledge in family law is woeful and his ego is too big for the courtroom. He needs to stop acting like a poorly trained social worker relating everything to his own adopted kids with special needs and behave like a judge. Last, I sat in on multiple cases of his with special needs kids - don’t expect understanding there because if your kid isn’t severe expect his own personal comparison to dwarf your own situation in his mind.


Comment #: CA26253
I was going through a terrible custody battle with my ex. He saw through the lies that she said on the stand and even questioned her about it! Unfortunately, he moved out of Family Court after he completed most of my case and made the necessary court orders. I think he moved on because of the caseload and job level stress was too high for him. I wanted to thank the judge for being such a wonderful kind hearted person and I hope that many more judges will follow in kind!


Comment #: CA25919
This judge is partial and biased towards the Culver City Police Department, based on his own admission that they have a good reputation in his eyes and he enjoys going to the City. He signed a restraining order upon their request which clearly lacked legal standing to be issued, and bans the defendants access to the entire city of Culver City. He is a judge that ignored legislation and what he is actually supposed to do, and instead does what he feels like. He is also on the internet as a public figure for his homosexuality and jewish status within his religous institution. this is not the type of person that should be a Judge

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA24014
Terrible judge. Behaves as if every case in front of him is an inconvenience by constantly sighing, rubbing his eyes and face, and turning away during evidence. Speaks so softly that there are multiple times that no one in the room has any idea what he is saying. Changes his mind constantly, and improperly gives legal advise to pro per litigants. Automatic 170.6


Comment #: CA18813
Rating:Not Rated
One thing is very clear. This judge hates women. Doesn't matter the race. He has pent up anger towards all women. If you can avoid this man, do it.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA16059
Judge Wayser comes to the bench prepared. He reads everything and really knows the law. He also has a wonderful way of seeing through games and misrepresentations. Wonderful Judge.


Comment #: CA14416
He flip flops on a decision several times. When a video of someone striking another is staring at him in the face, he sides with the striker. Not a fair judge

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA14100
Rating:Not Rated
This Judge Does not know or apply the law. 170.6 him immediately. Get him off the bench! Mom's beware.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13789
Excellent Judge Wayser, does not buy into manipulations, delays, or nonsense. He knows the law, and how to bring misbehaving litigants into alignment. He looks to the law and the facts makes equitable and reasonable decisions based on law and facts rather than muckraking, and hyperbole. Courteous, not easily deceived, and efficient. In family law litigants need to move forward rather than being enabled to waste court time and money on needless hearings over legal non-issues or on issues of diminutive value. Judge Wayser manages to rise above the contention, andcut through the non-value added drama. He delivers clear judgments that in the heat of the moment may not make sense to unrealistic litigants that are with or without representation. However, his no nonsense approach tends to bring an end to bad or manipulative behavior, and unrealistic expectations which aids litigants to resolving their divorce or custody issues. Divorce and /or custody should not be a means to continue to punish each other, prove yourself "right." Bravo Judge for helping litigants away from the use of your court as a means to continue playing out the issues that plagued their relationships.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13209
Does not know the law. Not open to being educated on the law. His mind is made up when he takes the bench. For child support, ignored father's large monthly deposits in bank account and instead believed testimony that father is unemployed. If all you have is a sob story, this is your judge. If you need someone to look at the facts and evidence and apply the law, then 170.6 this judge.