Hon. Teri Schwartz See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.8 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. Teri Schwartz


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7647
Avoid this judge. Does not follow the law, prosecution favoring, and the worst Judge to have to rule on a question of law. Like my overall rating of 1...you have a les than 1 in 10 chance of receiving a fair ruling. Immediately sides with prosecution.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA3262
If it were possible to rate someone less than 1, she would deserve that rating. Probably the worst judge in LA. She is unfair and lies. Yes, lies. She accuses others of lying when she herself has made comments to counsel and then conveniently "can't remember" saying them when it becomes relevant. Avoid, avoid, avoid. I shudder when I think about her.


Comment #: CA571
I have been in this judges courtroom many times as a observer. her bias for the prosecution and willingness to go many extra miles for them is palpable and obscene. There is no possibility of any defendant getting a fair shake in her court, Avoid!