Hon. Michael J. Convey See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.2 - 4 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. Michael J. Convey


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA32360
A true dishonor to the honorable robe he wears. Very bias towards important people the he says this court recognizes and will fabricate things that did not happen in an attempt to cover his misconduct. If you have the misfortune of being assigned this judge, use your right to 170.6 challenge and recuse him, especially if your an honest person.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA32120
Judge Convey Changed The Title of Case Type
Ia Divorce Case to a DV Case Type Title
This Case Type Title has caused me personal and social damage.
This Case Type needs to be removed to reflect it was a Divorce Case.
Asked in person in March 2017 and Judge Convey said he would remove the DV title and replace it with a Divorce Case Title. Never did!


Comment #: CA31196
Lots of his findings were not supported by the transcript.
He will ask you questions when your on the stand.
He will try to manipulate your answers to help support his finding.
Stay away from this guy, ask for a different judge.
He is no good.
Especially if you're a guy.

Court Staff

Comment #: CA23831
Rating:Not Rated
Extremely biased towards big corporations.


Comment #: CA11513
Does not care about law or facts. Value only opinions of "important people". He is completely Ok to leave the child with convicted (by the criminal court for battery against own children)) criminal). Easily susceptible to the influence from the people of power. Have extrajudicial contacts with parties and attorneys of his choice. Cover for the relative - criminal in Arizona. Very indecisive so he prolongs cases for years.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA9638
Does what he thinks is fair instead of following California Family Code. In particular ignored FamilyCode 4063-(2.b). Ex submitted bills from 5 to 7 years prior for $17,000+ that included duplicates and did not include proof of payment. Judge Convey made a ruling that they were to be accepted even though there was not proof of payment and the submission was much after 30 days.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5726
Horrible judge who simply doesn't deserve the title. If he doesn't like you he rules against you period. Calls children liars and doesn't have a problem with them being physically abused with and emotionally abused. He should be taken put of family law because he breaks families apart with NO REGARD FOR THE CHILDREN and what's TRULY IN THEIR BEST INTEREST! He needs to be stripped of his judicial title!