Hon. Robert S. Draper See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.5 - 5 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. Robert S. Draper


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA43018
Judge Draper appears to want to do the right thing. The problem seems to be that he is no longer able to fully grasp matters (especially complex matters with subtle issues), although he clearly believes he can and to the casual observer would appear to be OK. Proceed with caution.


Comment #: CA42695
He is a piece of s... and unfit totally ...

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA36716
If you are representing yourself, forget it. Judge Robert Draper Does not care what the issues are, does not matter what the facts are, does not matter if the attorney for other side is outright committing perjury, he will find a way to rule against you no matter what. Extreme, illegal and almost hateful prejudice toward self represented. DISQUALIFY him (CCP 170.6) first chance you get.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA31820
Draper works hard, has a calm demeanor, and appeared to be a good judge.

But I have observed him lying to justify his decisions. And not tiny lies; giant ones. Trying a case before him has caused me to believe the legal process, in Los Angeles at least, is a sham.

I no longer consider LASC judgments legitimate.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA27665
Judge Draper is one of the best judges in Stanley Mosk. He is hardworking, smart, and has a great temperament. He understands the law, and his rulings (which have not always been in my client's favor) are fair. Whether you represent plaintiffs or defendants, you will get a fair hearing in his courtroom.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA24015
Judge Draper is pretty close to best case scenario as a civil judge at Mosk. He comes to Court prepared, moves cases forward, has an even-keel, and treats litigants and counsel fairly. He is very well-educated, experienced, and understands the issues before him. He reads the papers, knows the issues, actually considers oral argument, and I have seen him reverse tentatives when counsel is persuasive. He also has a sense of humor. This is about as good as you will get.


Comment #: CA18945
This judge is an idiot. Couldn't see the plain truth if it jumped up and bit him. 170.6 every time. Another example of an incompetent jurist the system will move around from venue to venue until he retires.


Comment #: CA18398
Rating:Not Rated
Robert Draper has zero grasp on reality and has ordered many children in to custody of the accuser who are actually the guilty abusers.This judge took lies with no explanation and did not let us argue the case.That is abuse of power and he needs to get off that stand he is a terrible judge and many children suffer by his terrible decisions