Hon. J. Stephen Czuleger See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.3 - 6 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. J. Stephen Czuleger


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8556
Scary smart. Hard working. Pushes hard but is very even handed. Be prepared and won't have any problems. Good experience

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6570
Tough pretrial. Pushes the attys. But when trial comes, efficient and fair. Smarter than most. Thinks he is the smartest person in the courtroom...probably is in most cases. Strict but really listens and reads everything you file.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3608
10+. he is very on time and prepared. Very good to try a case in front of but very demanding. It works though and client saves a bunch of money because there is no wasted time. just be prepared or it isn't pretty. right, very dry sense of humor. And juries love him

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1536
He has a dry sense of humor. If you don't get it or you are late for court, you are in trouble. He reads every piece of paper so don't try and blow it by him. If you are prepared and professional, you won't have any trouble and you will be treated fairly and efficeintly. If not, well you are on your own

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1461
A brilliant judge. Just ask him. Fearless, informed, decisive. But a total bully if you're not prepared or don't follow the rules (particularly on any joint submissions). Will not hesistate to browbeat lawyers publicly, even savagely. I once saw some lawyer forget his suit jacket. He began by apologizing, even humorously. Czuleger called him outnastily in front of a at least 50 lawyers, which was gratuitous.