Hon. Hank Goldberg See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.5 - 2 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. Hank Goldberg


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5325
After one of the more complex cases I worked on languished in the LA courts for more than four years, floating from Judge to Judge, while our adversaries got away with murder on discovery abuses because the LA Judges were either too overwhelmed or simply too lazy to make a decisive ruling on anything, I am grateful that the case finally found its way to Judge Goldberg. His extremely conscientious, detail oriented approach, and willingness to work through and understand legal complexities and voluminous record in order to reach the right result restores a measure of confidence in our justice system. There are still a few shining lights on the bench.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5217
I have had the pleasure of having Judge Goldberg preside over criminal matters when assigned to the Criminal Courts Building, downtown LA, as well as family law matters in his present assignment. He is fantastic across the board, and has a sly sense of humor that puts litigants at ease. As a settlement judge, his current assignment in family law, Judge Goldberg excels. Even when I disagree with him, his logic is impeccable. Smart!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4928
Rating:Not Rated
This judge is not particularly helpful in settlement negotiations.


Comment #: CA4496
This judge made decisions based on the lies of my ex-wife, who said that I hated Jews, just because I am Palestinian. My children are about to go to India on false reports from Bruce Harshman, who was appointed by Judge Hank Goldberg. Judge Goldberg is not just and not fair to do this to a parent just because of his race and religion.