Hon. David S. Cunningham, III See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.6 - 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. David S. Cunningham, III


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6815
Hard working. Scrupulously fair. Fearless. Does not shy away from making the tough call. Honest.


Comment #: CA4497
This judge backed up racist therapist Bruce Harshman and is deporting my children to India because of Bruce Harshman. This judge does not read the papers and gets defensive easily. He also flat-out lies, and is very good at ignoring your facts when they are beneficial to you. I am suing him in federal court now.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4404
Judge Cunningham is a nice guy, and often gets it right at the end. Unfortunately, he rarely gets to the end. He is entirely unprepared, and thus afraid to make any orders. He kicks the can down the road again and again. He uses the concept that "every person is entitled to his or her day in court" to cede control of his courtroom, so that every matter takes exponentially more time in his courtroom than in any other family law courtroom. If he were prepared, and thus not afraid to make the tough calls, he would be a decent (and maybe even good) judicial officer. Unfortunately, he is not prepared because he schedules everything for a live testimony hearing. Every family law attorney in Los Angeles knows that an assignment to Judge Cunningham means that they are in for the long haul.