Hon. Mark S. Arnold See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.4 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Mark S. Arnold


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4349
Rating:9.8
Comments:
A fair, hardworking and even-handed judge that is well-respected in the legal community.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA2669
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Pay attention to this supervising judge who backs up commissioners who break the law. Commissioner Brad Fox is an active member of the BAR. He refuses to acknowledge that he must receive stipulations for parties before proceeding. Over objections and time waivers, he ordered me back to court on a day that is not convenient for me as I am not a California resident. He would not produce a charging instrument or a valid complaint. He entered a plea on my behalf without explaining the nature and the cause. He did not read any rights nor did he explain my options. Judge Arnold allows Commissioner Fox to violate California Constitution Article VI Section 9 which does not allow for a judge to be an active member of the BAR while sitting on the bench. Judge Arnold allowed former Commissioner Steven Berman to go his entire career at Torrance as an active member of the BAR. All of these men believe that there is no requirement of a stipulation, from parties litigant, for a commissioner who is an active member of the BAR to act as judge.