Hon. Erick L. Larsh See Rating Details
Superior Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.8 - 6 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. Erick L. Larsh


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10864
Judge Larsh truly cares about people and will go beyond what is expected of him to help children. I had a case where I represented the mother and the daughter wanted nothing to do with her father. Judge Larsh went above and beyond what a judge would do to try and help this little girl work through her issues with her father.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10504
Arbitrary. Unfair. Refuses to take sufficient time to understand a case or distinguish merits of the case. Erratic. Poor judicial instincts. A definite black mark on the reputation of the court. A typical former Court Commissioner: not capable enough to warrant judicial appointment on his own, he instead obtains office as an afterthought.


Comment #: CA9898
Dangerous prejudice against women. Leaves women and children without justice and penniless when fees are run up over years of delays until they can't afford counsel. He delays by promising future action, then denies his promises and recreates history on the record to support his refusal to follow the law and provide justice. Total waste of taxpayers money and litigants life's savings. Appeals are only way to justice in his court. League of women's voters supported his election and should be ashamed.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8965
Unfit to sit. Took bench 40 minutes late without explanation or apology. Suggested client's absence due to medical cause was fabricated notwithstanding no evidence to support; issued bench warrant for client's arrest while client being prepped for endoscopy/colonoscopy for post-cancer follow-up testing.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7851
Does not know the law, will NOT make a ruling, extremely prejudical to allowing hearsay, recesses in the middle of trial constantly then forgets whats happening in his courtroom

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA565
Excellant judge he will work with you.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA539
A fair judge, you will get to argue your case, and he will hear you out and you will get a fair opinion