Hon. Frederick C. Shaller See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.1 - 8 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   6.0 - 2 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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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA13197
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Week judge, biased, liens toward women in making decisions.
Middle Eastern fathers fighting for custody, beware!!!

Other

Comment #: CA13079
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Thank goodness that an intellectual, fair, even-tempered judge who follows the rule of law still exists. There are many Los Angeles judges who need to follow the lead of Judge Shaller.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12939
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I feel very fortunate to have been involved in a case before Judge Shaller over the past two years. I have found him to do all his homework when preparing for a motion hearing. His rulings were always very clear and well-reasoned. He shows a lot of patience with attorneys that are not as prepared as he is or that have questions regarding his rulings. I have been impressed by his knowledge of the rules and the law and if I ever have to be in LASC again, would pray for him to be the Judge.

Other

Comment #: CA12888
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Judge Shaller comes off as true gentleman, a man of honor and fairness, but his court decision was not on factual evidence before him. For what ever reason he ignores or blinds himself for what is presented to him in to some new creation of his own reasoning for what he wants to rule on. Above all he continues to contradicts his own ruling on different motions. Inconsistent with law and blames all his mistakes on overwhelm with too many cases.
His unbelievable!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10786
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Schaller is probably my favorite judge I have appeared before at Stanley Mosk. Very hardworking, issues thoroughly addressed in his tentative rulings, well informed decisions, and even-keeled temperament.

The only downside of getting a case assigned to him is that his docket is absolutely slammed. Be prepared for the fact that it will take you more than 6 months to get a motion hearing date. While he will try to keep the case moving by issuing trial dates at the CMC, he is generally flexible and understanding of how difficult it is to get a hearing in front of him.

If you get a case assigned to him, consider yourself lucky because he truly is the cream of the crop at Stanley Mosk.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8980
Rating:8.1
Comments:
A prince among judges. However, his clerk is THE MOST ABUSIVE human in the world. The courtroom attendant is also a devil-like creature. Even though the Judge has to work with human pimples; he maintains his composure and is kind as heck.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8205
Rating:5.0
Comments:
Judge Did not read papers and prejudged the motion refusing to listen to legal oral argument, based on a wrongful attitude of giving a Plaintiff inPropria Persona much greater consideration than if represented by counsel.

I will file a a 170.6 if ever presented with him again.

Litigant

Comment #: CA4441
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge clearly gives priority to the high-powered
attorneys that appear before him, over less prestigious attorneys. He isn't covert in his willingness to believe the words that come out of certain attorneys' mouths. I believe that he is capable of bias, and returns favors to his cronies.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA1431
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Wants everybody else to tell him what to do. Afraid his decision will be overturned and as such not willing to make the hard calls. He is a good person and does try to do the right thing.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1404
Rating:10.0
Comments:
He is even-tempered and even-handed. He is also smart and hard working. We need a lot more judges like him

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1403
Rating:10.0
Comments:
He is even-tempered and even-handed. He is also smart and hard working. We need a lot more judges like him

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA1402
Rating:10.0
Comments:
He is even-tempered and even-handed. He is also smart and hard working. We need a lot more judges like him

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA99
Rating:9.5
Comments:
Runs a pleasant courtroom. Knows his role in the process.