Hon. John David Lord See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 3 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. John David Lord



Comment #: CA13755
Rating:Not Rated
Just Disgusting. 'judge' John David Lord refered to a domestic violence victim, as "white as a piece of Wonder Bread." Unconscionable! This is just one example of what female litigants have to deal with, in the inequitable, abusive Los Angeles Superior Court system. This judge also allowed an attorney to engage in "gamesmanship" and other inapprriate conduct. This judge was rightfully admonished.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA13689
Rating:Not Rated
Smart judge who makes dumb comments. Needs to zip lips and count to 100 before speaking. Should take some MCLE classes, focusing on Domestic Violence.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA11360
The best all-around judge you could ever hope for except for the fact that he is often heavy-handed on sentencing violent offenders. There's no question that he knows the law and will follow it, no matter which side it favors, but if your guy gets convicted of a violent crime, don't expect much mercy.


Comment #: CA10543
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Lord is a very kind and understanding person. He handled my case very fair and made the whole case go smooth.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5681
Best Judge at Long Beach without a doubt, best judge in the state most likely.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5672
Rating:Not Rated
He has an encyclopedic knowledge of the law, and he’s the only judge I know of who has been a public defender, city attorney, district attorney, municipal court judge, superior court judge and he even served as an Associate Justice on the Court of Appeal. On top of all of that, he’s an ex-Marine Corps sergeant with a combat tour in Vietnam under his belt! Both prosecutors and defense attorneys are always happy if their case goes to his court.