Hon. Debra Cole-Hall See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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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. Debra Cole-Hall



Comment #: CA6677
This is by far the poorest judge that I have experienced in my child custody and visitation case. She fails to read the mc030 form, nor does she read and review any evidence. I have learned that she has only been commissioner since 2012. Perhaps this is why she doesn't do her job. My daughter suffers severe injuries while on visit with dad, and yet with photos and doctors notes the judge grants 60% more time with child for the dad. I'am going to write letters to her superviser


Comment #: CA6434
Not only did Debra Cole-Hall not read my response to a DV Restraining Order, she refused to let me speak and did not look at ANY of the evidence I placed before her then granted the DV restraining order WITH NO EVIDENCE OF THREAT or HARASSMENT. The bailiff how ever did take the time Ms Hall didn't spoke to me and informed me to appeal as did several lawyers in the room the all agreed that Judge Hall did not do her job on any scale. If the scale went lower Debra Cole Hall would be in the negatives with how unprofessional and biased she is.


Comment #: CA6264
This judge is biased against men in general. I sat in on a couple of her family law cases and she always gives it to the mother. She doesn't read the file nor does she even care that the other party did not respond after she gave them multiple chances. She treats fathers like dirt and has made comments saying that she needs to speed the hearing up in order to get to lunch? That does not sound like a judge who is genuinely concerned with the best interest of a child. She won't call witnesses to the stand if it has to do with the father proving his side of the story. I've sat in other judges hearings and she by far is the most biased and rudest of them all. It's unfortunate that judges like these get to rule without carefully looking into a case.


Comment #: CA4810
She favors clients with attorneys, and discriminates against non-English-speaking people. She is too lazy to read the file. She favors the attorneys that she is familiar with, and treats the others like dirt. We are supposed to let her rule. She is pretty scary -- if you don't believe me, go sit in her courtroom for a day and see for yourself. She should not be a judge at all.