Hon. Michelle Williams Court See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.1 - 7 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 3 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. Michelle Williams Court


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11788
This judge needs a refresher course in basic civil procedure. She denied a slam dunk summary judgment motion, claiming all the opposing party needs to do is negate one insignificant fact in the moving party's statement of undisputed facts to prevail, even if the fact does not go to the merits of the case, contrary to the language of the statute and case law.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11737
This judge does not follow the law. She completely ignored the cases cited by the defendant and did not even cite any cases that supported her decision (because none exist). She simply ruled the way she wanted. She should be avoided.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11665
Lazy and doesn't seem to understand legal concepts. Afraid to make a decision.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8673
It's a pity a lot the comments here are not by respected lawyers in the profession, but rather litigants unhappy with their rulings or low rung attorneys. Judge Williams Court is sharp and gives everyone their fair say. She also issues detailed tentative rulings, which is very helpful and can save time for parties.


Comment #: CA8360
She was lazy and although I'm sure she is competent, she did NOT do her job. She did not read the evidence and awarded more time to the abusive father, handing over a young girl to have more time with him. When the father was supposed to submit hard copies of his tax returns, he instead presented them off of his laptop and she allowed it. She did have her mind made up before she got to the bench. And clearly did not read the file and allowed perjury.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7269
This Judge clearly has no experience as a litigator. It did not appear that she had made any effort to ascertain the law (which was clear and indisputable). It is unclear as to how she made her decision, however it was made prior to taking the bench. Her order was reversed on appeal but not without causing irreparable injury to the party.


Comment #: CA6681
It's a shame that new judges get assigned to family law. She has no knowledge. No understanding of evidence. Facts have no meaning.
She is one of the least capable I have ever seen. She has the job and it's sad for all parties she is here to stay. Use 170.6 the second you see or hear your name on the case. The worst and seems lazy to boot. No background for this job. She is the sign of a political favor.


Comment #: CA5683
Rating:Not Rated
Was horrible could not make a rational decesion if her life depended on it ! Have to agree with one of the other person who commented about how she already has made a decision before hearing the argument very dangerous to have a judge like that. Could ruin someone's life be making a quick decision without really digesting both parties she really should be disbarred and I'm not the only one who agrees

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5667
seems nice but has her mind made up before enters the court room. presenting facts or witnesses won't change her mind. very stange judge.
excellent manners. WELL, thats all she got.


Comment #: CA5661
Horrendous, I was a witness to a train wreck. It was like she closed her eyes and flipped a coin and whatever it landed on that would be it. She basically took any innocent person and sentenced them to prision. Two other attorneys who were in the room the day of the hearing who we just happen to run into by luck ould not agree as well what a disaster her ruling was. All the facts were there and the proof was in the pudding. The least she could have done is give an extension to get whatever paperwork was missing to make a clear and reasonable decision not on some impulsive behavior. I have nothing to lose since i was not personally involved but i have been a witnes to the actions of what has been going on for the past 2 years seeing his ex steal from our home we even have video footage of it and she did nothing about that either. All i can say it was a travisty what happened and again two other lawyers can back me on that. She said be disbarred for her recklessness and neglagence it was a day i'll never forget.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5499
Patient. Listens. Considers all arguments. Thoughtful rulings.