Hon. Terry A. Green See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.1 - 14 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. Terry A. Green



Comment #: CA10028
Terry Green is the worst judge in California hands down. He ignores the law, he has no respect for anything except big money litigant. Get rid of him ASAP, file 170.6 as soon as he is assigned to you. It appears that he has mental disability, he thinks he knows it all. Again get rid of him. 170.6 will save you

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5954
- Professional
- Judge's judge
- Takes the time to read briefs
- Personable and neutral disposition
- Practical
- Runs a good courtroom
- Good staff

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5618
Judge Terry Green is attentive and fair. He is knowledgeable and candid. Do you homework prior to going before him, as he will be familiar with your case. Be confident, polite and ready to argue your points as a matter of law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5533
You may not always get the ruling you want; but this judge will read your papers personally, educate himself on the law in your area if he doesn't know it or remember it, and give well-reasoned opinion. He is bright and hard working. He is pleasant on the bench. He is one of the few judges who still reads summary judgment motions Himself . . . on the weekends . . . I fell like I get a fair shake from him; even if I don't always win. PS: Football analogies are helpful in this courtroom!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5462
Tried a civil jury trial before Judge Green and found him to be even-handed with an excellent temperament, both assets when in the heat of trial. If he was not familiar with an issue he would be study the subject matter before making a ruling.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5369
Judge Green is one of my top 5 in the whole county. Although a bit long winded, I'll take that any day from a judge who, when his obvious mistake is pointed out by counsel, doesn't bolster or get defensive or rude. He just admits his mistake and fixes it. He's is also knowledgeable, fair, patient and has a tremendously well run courtroom.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4873
Judge Green is very competent and a pleasure to try a case before. If he does not know the law applicable to your case, educate him and he will pick it up fast.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3279
I came to hate his god damn war stories. This judge presents as a likable guy, put he has a shoot from the hip approach to his job. He will ask during your first appearance "What's this case about?" because he can figure out everything he needs to know about your case in less than a minute; that's how long you have to win him over. If you don't make your sell in that one-minute pitch, you have lost your case. Unfortunately, that makes him typical of judges in the California courts.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3032
Reads everything and is willing to listen to a good argument. Don't let his very conservative politics fool you - he's even-handed if not even a little plaintiff-friendly.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2715
Applies Terry Green Law. Biased. Lazy.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1822
Very likable judge who works hard and reads what is before him. In one case, however, he seemed predisposed towards one side and had difficulty with a very complex issue. In other cases, he was fair. I agree with other comments that he is pragmatic.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA527
How can you not like this judge. User friendly; industrious; reads what is put in front of him; and pragmatic. I agree with another reader--wish other judges were like him. He is a keeper.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA107
Judge Green needs to get some serious credit. He is a smart judge who works hard and could hardly be more fair. I am tempted to say he is the perfect judge, but I know that sounds like I am gushing. He reads everything. He listens. He is friendly. He is practical. I found him great! (And no, I don't know him personally or work for him, etc.) He is just a great guy who is very fair. I honestly wish there were a hundred more like him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA14
Great judge. He is smart, hard-working, and incredibly fair.