Hon. Mary H. Strobel See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   7.4 - 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)
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What others have said about Hon. Mary H. Strobel


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Other

Comment #: CA10416
Rating:1.0
Comments:
In case BC 420518 "Judge" Mary H. Strobel, involving about 950 defendant, repeatedly ignored case law blaming defendants for an injury they did not cause (the ongoing LAUSD payroll debacle). Allowed LAUSD duplicative recovery since they had collected millions of dollars from Deloitte Consulting. Ignored same case Grand Jury Report “ITG indicated on a scale of one to ten, with one being no exposure and ten being a disaster, LAUSD currently at eight on the scale of exposure [2 JA 61-8].” Allowed LAUSD to give me joint exhibits on the day of Trial which LAUSD's outside Attorney Dennis K/ Wheeler shorted twice. Strobel allowed LAUSD 4 counts of illegal wage garnishments re: defendant Sidonie Smith. Defeated also Attorney Micheal Calof's valid MSJ.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8610
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Have appeared before Judge Strobel a few times since she moved to Writs and Receivers. Although I lost (represented petitioner) on the one merits hearing I've had so far, she prepared a detailed and written tentative, and in it responded to all of the arguments raised by the parties. She appeared to have an even temperament and indulged the parties' oral arguments to a degree commensurate with the nature of the hearing. I felt like we got a fair shake.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4512
Rating:5.0
Comments:
Generally fair, but a bit conservative and a stickler for details.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4167
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
To answer comment #CA3654: most judges are politically appointed. They are told how to rule from higher up. There is no justice in these courthouses. You may be a very bright lawyer, but it's not what you know, it's who you know.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3654
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Strobel is biased toward financial institutions. She will rule in their favor, even if it has been proven beyond all doubt that the financial institution is liable. She may fear she will not be re-elected if she rules against the "amicus curiae" but she is not being a judge - just a puppet. She ruins lives because she is afraid of losing her job and retirement.
She is married to a lawyer and she is too political to be a judge.