Hon. Robert Broadbelt III See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.5 - 5 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   7.0 - 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. Robert Broadbelt III


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA23498
Rating:Not Rated
This judge should not be allowed to run for dog catcher, let alone be allowed to practice law. He should be charged as an accomplice in murder of a five year old child. Because of his incompetent decisions Aramazd Andressian II, five years old, was killed by his father after this judge denied the mother a restraining order. There were three police officers, from three different stations there to testify and he dismissed them stating they were there for a custody hearing, not a domestic violence hearing. This judge and Aramazd Andressians attorney, Rebecca Dolores Lizarraga need to be held accountable for the death of this child.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA18987
Kept a courtroom full of lawyers waiting 45 minutes late, no explanation, ignored priority request and took an in pro per on courtcall with spanish interpretator, highly inconsiderate, I don’t care how thorough he is.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12961
Good judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10601
A good and decent man whose goal is to do what is right and follow the law. Intelligent and dedicated, he epitomizes the ideals of equal justice for all.


Comment #: CA10571
My mind has changed in the fairness this judge displays to litigants standing before him. I agree with the prior reviews in that this judge reads all the papers and is for the most part, fair. However, fairness is only equal to what is procedurally and properly before this judge, most of the time anyway. I find that this judge will allow an attorney to run the courtroom and set the stage for what facts get heard regardless if true or false. This judge is not very considerate of the pro se litigant and has little patience for those litigants and will not ask questions. Regardless of knowing relevant and key information, this judge will not ask questions to seek the truth of facts and in most cases will instead direct pro se litigants to the self-help room in the courthouse.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10545
This judge has a gift for digging into the details that others, including his supervising judge, have missed and is a tremendous asset to the family court. His calm clarity extends to the entire courtroom with a courteous staff. A pleasure be heard with him even if the case doesn't go your way because he's readonable and fair.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA9859
Judge Broadbelt is very fair, reasonable, and evenhanded. His opinions are well-reasoned and well-thought out. HE READS THE PAPERS! He is very respectful of everyone and has a calm disposition. A great Judge.


Comment #: CA8018
Rating:Not Rated
Im going to court on Dec. 10th regarding property sale. I hope he READS all the info... My Ex husband has not been in the picture going on 8 yrs. Our son is 16 now and doesnot want to leave his family home. I have paid for everything and I mean everything concerning the property, medical, food, clothing. I have worked hard for over 28years and have done all I could physically and mentally handle to keep my son and daughter housed and healthy. Still I am being pushed by my ex husband through his lawsuit. Me and my kids (our kids) love our home. It is terrible how a person can run away from his responsibilities and 8 years want to take from the family he left. I honestly wish him no bad. I just wish him to leave me alone, and let me raise our family in peace in our Home. Thank You. Christine Rasha