Hon. Richard Edward Rico See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
See Comments

Attorney Average Rating:   8.5 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 rating(s)
Please send me alerts on this judge
E-mail Address:

Add your own rating

E-Mail Address (will not be displayed)
Confirm E-mail Address      

Only items marked with (*) are averaged into the displayed overall rating.

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. Richard Edward Rico


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7405
Great Judge. He holds his CMCs in chambers, is extremely reasonable, and provides well thought out tentatives.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6262
Judge Rico is an okay trial Judge, but he does not seem to understand the SLAPP law. He has more appellate court reversals regarding his incorrect SLAPP rulings than any Judge I've seen.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6251
A VERY fine trial judge. He knows evidence, and let's the attorneys try their case. He is no nonsense, yet has a great sense of humor.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3931
Intelligent, evenhanded, respectful to counsel, judicious. Everything a good judge should be.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1155
Good Judge. Provides well reasoned tentatives on the morning of appearance. Very even handed.