Hon. William P. Barry See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.8 - 5 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. William P. Barry


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6535
Just about the most perfect judicial temperament you could ask for. If every other judge had his ability, humility, knowledge, sincerity, evenhlandedness and lack of bias, the courts would be a much better place.


Comment #: CA6534
Eun for the hills with this judge. If you're a person of color forget it. You're autmatically nuts and hostile. Get out if there fast

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5035
Judge Barry is in Compton B. He handles civil litigation. He posts tentatives online and he expects you to read it prior to walking into court. He asks very specific questions, which you can prepare for if you read the tentative. Be ready to answer detailed questions about the case.

He's a member of the Inn of the Court. He regularly attends its events.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4378
While I did not necessarily agree with every ruling that Judge Barry made, I believe that if you conduct yourself appropriately you will find that Judge Barry wants to do the right thing. If you want to do the right thing as well, and demonstrate that in your preparation and professionalism, the judge will be fair. That's my experience. I'm a big fan. I'm a plaintiffs' attorney.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA2797
Outstanding judge in all respects.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1236
Outstanding judge: Will drive you crazy at times bending over backwards to accommodate the apparent underdog, but will not hesitate to slam the door shut in the end, and keep it shut, when the case warrants. Reads your papers thoroughly, will invite you to sit down during oral argument and hash everything out, and keeps his cool throughout.