Hon. Lon F. Hurwitz See Rating Details
Superior Court
Orange County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.4 - 9 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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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What others have said about Hon. Lon F. Hurwitz



Comment #: CA13208
Very impatient. Does not listen to or read all the facts. Thinks it is his right to "scold" the litigants based on his personal opinion of them rather then points of law. Does not seem to want to be "bothered" with hearings. Personally know of decisions he made that were not in the best interest of a child but were made because he was tired of the child's parent requesting the hearings.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA11720
Take him to the Orange Circle hang a sign on his neck that says "under this black robe I am a lousy lawyer" and let him walk the circle 10 hours a day 6 days a week for one year. Take away his government pension, his government salary, sell his house and take his dog and give him a pair of shoes that keeps his arrogant feet on the ground.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10415
Has he ever heard a case? Seems like he doesn't like hearings AT ALL. Does he ever follow the law and award attorney fees? I've never seen it. We need judges who follow the law and are patient enough to hear cases and not shut cases needing a hearing down. The knowledge and ability of judge's at Lamoreaux Justice Center over the last 15 years has gone down sharply. The judges haven't practiced Family Law and want to sit on the panel only to put on their resume when they retire and apply to work for arbitration companies. There is no predictability anymore in family law re ex partes. Hearings are a rarity. Reasonable family law judges who know the law are hard to come by now. It's sad what has happened to the family law panel over the last 15 years at Lamoreaux Justice Center.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10397
Lon Hurwitz uses the litigants to advance his own personal agenda. He undermines the same judges he is assigned to oversee. he is racist, anti immigrant, sexist and he cares more about fitting in with people of his own kind than rendering just and equitable decisions. Be afraid of him. He abuses his office to the detriment of litigants. Be very afraid of him.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8917
doesn't like to hear cases; not worst fam judge; definitely not great; gets things wrong but not as wrong as some; can be snide; wonder why attorneys have addictions? coping with fam law panel in OC; pig headed group; no one is steller; many awful.


Comment #: CA5664
This website is proof positive that it is a farce and is controlled by the very judges with whom negative comments are being made. This site has removed several negative comments about Judge Hurwitz who is perhaps the worst family court judge in Orange County History. He is the typical feminist trained, feminist minded male hating judge who issues illegal restraining orders against males with no evidence and will not even give the males the opportunity to speak. There are scores of complaints from victims of family court tyranny, alienated parents, and gender discriminated fathers. Words used to describe the DIS-Honorable clown Hurwitz, are “buffoon” “clown” and “coward.” He routinely issues adverse rulings against males, from the safety of his chambers, and then sends his female staff out in the courtroom to hand the terrible decisions to males, most of who are fathers who have been denied parental rights. The DIS-Honorable Hurwtiz is the stereotypical pompous, elitist, “I know everything” horses-ass of a judge; the type that shouldn’t judge a pie eating contest at a county fair, let alone have the power to alter the lives of fathers and children, which he has put thousands into states of misery and financial ruin.

If there was any judge in the solar system who should be removed from the bench, it is the DIS-Honorable Clown Hurwtiz.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4868
Judge Hurwitz was very fair, and worked with the parties to come up with an equitable resolution to their case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4832
His demeanor on the bench is one of fairness.