Hon. Deirdre H. Hill See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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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. Deirdre H. Hill


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4658
She takes a side and then is merciless, ruthless, vindictive and punitive against the party she doesn't like. She likes to sanction, and likes to make rulings making sure that the losing party loses and loses big. If she's against you, she will do everything possible to help opposing counsel screw your client over.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA2542
Deidre Hill is an incompetent judge. If she was practicing law, I doubt that she could earn even a fraction of her judicial salary. She can also be extremely vindictive. She will openly refuse to follow black letter law, and does not care about the oath she took. Her husband works in state politics, as did her mother, so if your opposition is a donor, DQ her immediately. In my opinion, she is an embarassment to the state of California.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA397
I tried a commercial unlawful detainer action in front of her to a jury, to avoid the customary prejudice against defendants so common among U/D judges. She rewrote the CACI Instructions on several critical elements of the cause sua sponte. My client was severely prejudiced. She does not understand that decisions, as to whether to litigate or to settle, are often based on the law -- often most succinctly stated in the CACI Instructions. Disqualify her in any commercial U/D matter where more than $5K is involved, and anticipate that she will ignore appropriate and applicable CACI Instructions, and draft her own -- to the prejudice of the defendant.