Hon. Lance A. Ito 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. Lance A. Ito


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA1617
I have always liked Judge Ito -- I found him willing to do the right thing on an arson case when his colleagues were running from its unpredictability. I think he was overwhelmed in People v. Simpson and his public vilification is unwarranted.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1531
This review dates back to my only appearance in front of him (back in 1994) before he became the "darling of the court" in the O.J. Simpson murder trial.

At the time, he was viewed as a pontificating narcissist who constantly reminded all in attendance that it was "HIS" courtroom. In particular, he lectured a witness at length about violating "HIS" order when the poor guy did nothing more than show-up late for the hearing (which was resolved on the merits) and threatened to place him in a 72 hour hold "if this happens again."