Hon. Tomson T. Ong See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.5 - 8 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Tomson T. Ong


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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5083
Rating:3.8
Comments:
Ong is a bully who suffers from short man's syndrome. He will try to retaliate against your clients if you don't play his game. Ong set bail for one of my clients at 10K on a $300 ticket. I papered him and he looked like he was about to birth a cow. Stay away from this guy if you are defense counsel. I'm surprised he isn't papered more frequently.

Prosecutor

Comment #: CA2362
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Best Judge in Los Angeles County. Dedicated to protecting society.

Other

Comment #: CA1348
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I was on a jury panel but was booted by the defense (no surprise there). His Honor was one of the friendlier judges I have encountered, yet he demanded (and got) a high degree of respect for the law, the jury service system, and of everyone in the room. I enjoyed his court more than any other I have had the pleasure to serve. He has a bright disposition, a sharp (and very humorous) wit, and a very clear grasp of how to impart logic and the ways of the law to jurors from all walks of life. Though I find jury duty to be stressful due to work demands, I ended up wishing I could be a juror just so I could participate in proceedings under his direction. Maybe I'll get lucky next time and serve in his court again.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA1185
Rating:10.0
Comments:
He'll give you a very good trial, but is a very tough sentencer if the jury convicts your client. He'll help you with probationary plea deals, but your client should not plan on violating probation. If your client violates, he will impose the agreed time that has been suspended. He word is golden and he'll keep his word in suspended sentences.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA256
Rating:6.4
Comments:
Judge Ong is generally polite to attorneys. He can be very over-zealous at pretrial negotiations, on probation violations, and sentencing issues. However, he does try, in most cases, to make fair rulings during trial. Anyone who loses at trial should plan on the max.