Hon. Cynthia Ann Ludvigsen See Rating Details
Superior Court
San Bernardino County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.7 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 4 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. Cynthia Ann Ludvigsen


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7737
One of the worst judicial temperaments I have encountered on the bench. Everyone, other than a few select attorneys that she apparently knows personally, are treated rudely and without any interest in the truth. She is routinely uninformed, unprepared and blatantly biased. It is unfortunate that she is on the bench.


Comment #: CA7522
Horrible...no regard for the truth or due process. Your only hope is to have a lawyer who resides in her favor at the moment. Should be retired....


Comment #: CA6707
She is a horrible judge. Our family is going through conservatorship our younger sister. We presented evidence of elderly abuse to our mother by our younger sister to the assigned attorney of our mother. We have provided the court with solid evidence that is dated and recorded by several departments. It appears that they don't care about honest truth. She turns and lashes at us assuming immediately as if the slander was true, she's HORRIBLE its disgusting just to set foot in that court.


Comment #: CA5863
Judge Ludvigsen appears overwhelmed, even at the start of the day. She acknowledges she does not have the time to review the cases assigned to her. But instead of gaining time with short, efficient rulings, she rambles on and whines about irrelevant matter not pertainent to the issue.

She showed a clear preference for specific attorneys, even if they were poorly prepared, unorganized, and rambling in their pleadings.

She is disrepectful to pro per petitioners. In one instance, she misquoted the local rules and when this was brought to her attention, she changed did not correct her ruling but changed the topic to another issue.

It is a shame she represents the California Superior Court system as there are plenty of hard-working, prepared and thougtful judges out there.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5811
My father's civil rights has been taken away, because of this judge's bad behavior. She makes me want to leave this country, because I am ashamed of her rudeness to my family, me, and others in her court.


Comment #: CA5767
I've never had to deal with the court system before and after my experience with this judge I hope that I never have to again.She made it obvious with her demeanor that she didn't care what the evidence for the case was. Her attitude towards the attorneys that were her obvious favorite attorney and the other attorneys was black and white, and I was unlucky enough to have an attorney that wasn't one of her favorites.It was horrible! I hope that I never have to go in front of a judge again, but if I do,I will do everything I can to make sure that it isn't Judge Ludvigsen. I really do hope that our court system as a whole is more interested in the facts and the law than this judge is.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5085
Dumber than . . . . Very biased in favor of certain "regularly appearing" attorneys. Tolerant of perjury. Poor knowledge of law. Rude to parties without lawyers. Use C.C.P. 170.6 if
you are a male attorney or a disabled


Comment #: CA3354
Rating:Not Rated
Terrible. She does not read evidence presented to her. Bad attitude and temper. Acts as she is over whelmed. If your case gets assigned to this judge as for a different judge.


Comment #: CA3269
Rating:Not Rated
Terrible doesn't care to read evidence presented to her and form her own opinion, will believe anything she is told by the side she supports and willing to dicredit anthing that supports a party that she is prejudiced against.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA3044
No regard for nominal due process or procedure. Rampant chronyism with favorite lawyers, and total disregard for opposing presentataions or evidence.