Hon. Patrick A. Cathcart See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.8 - 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)

What others have said about Hon. Patrick A. Cathcart


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8522
This judge seems to make appropriate rulings. He requires real evidence and will not make decisions based only on argument or opinion, which I appreciate. My only issue is that he calls up the most complex matters first and it seems that he gives priority to expensive lawyers that he knows. I had a quick (5 minute) matter, where the moving party didn't even show up, and was called LAST (at 11:50 am). I am grateful that I was not carried over until lunch, but my client incurred unnecessary fees. If I have one suggestion to make, it would be to get rid of the quickies first.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8489
This judge should retire. He allowed my spouse to remain in custody of our children after I filed a police report against my wife. I was arrested for spousal abuse and he did not take into account that my wife has a history of violence. She filed a restraining order and kept me from our children for a year. Yes, justice was served......


Comment #: CA8127
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Cathcart is an embarrassment to the legal profession. He does not read pleadings. He has no concept of what is happening in the matter. He is biased. He has not interest in discerning the truth of the matter. He is intellectually lazy. And he is a total wimp!


Comment #: CA5495
Awful judge. Has no family law experience. Befuddled is the best way to describe him on the bench.