Hon. Tamara E. Hall See Rating Details
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Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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* 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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Other

Comment #: CA8770
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Awful judge.
Rules like she got her degree online and watches judge shows to learn how to run her incompetent courtroom.
She was asking the clerk what she should do on one case, too many legal words thrown at her.
Zero knowledge of the law.
Those poor children.

Other

Comment #: CA8427
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Many of the comments are spot on, about Judge Tamara Hall. I also witnessed other cases, other than just my own nightmare in her courtroom, and was shocked at the decisions and rulings that would put the victims and children, at such risk. Judge Hall ignores the evidence and is clueless about key facts of the case.

Judge Tamara Hall really is easily manipulated by the higher end law firms. She does not seem capable of forming her own views, while disregarding facts of the case and the law. And, her demeanor, rulings and favoritism toward their side, is obvious; and seems to be in need of their approval. Her rulings are very scary; and violate the rights of those, who need of the most protection; victims and children. Family Law attorneys also can't continue to come into court and violate the rights of the other side; with misrepresentations and other ethical violations, at the expense of the other side; and without even getting a mere slap on the wrist, from judges, such as, Judge Hall.

Judicial violation-complaints should definitely be made to The State Commission on Judicial Performance. And, complaints for Attorneys, for violations, should also be made to The State Bar. All lawyers who practice in California, must follow ethical/ legal standards. You should therefore, register a complaint against an attorney who acted improperly and/or who violated these standards. Call The State Bar, to file a complaint 1-800-843-9053 - or go to Website: calbar.ca.gov. (to download a form)...Although, the State Bar rarely prosecutes for these complaints...(esp. against family law attorneys--where sadly, violations are considered "the usual..." and many of these attorneys have also worked on State Bar committees, and this is a huge conflict.) But, if we don't do anything, nothing will ever change in the LA Family Courts, and justice will never be served. I also think that contacting the media may help, perhaps the LA Times at www.latimes.com - or even a local news station. At the very least, we must get all these complaints on the record...and hopefully a pattern of these abuses in Judge Hall's Courtroom, will become even more evident, than they already are.

Litigant

Comment #: CA8227
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Judge Tamara Hall is incompetent beyond imagination. She is the only Judge that when I prevailed in my case, issued a order to pay attorney's fee to the other side that lost the motion. And I had to file an appeal on that ruling.

Other

Comment #: CA7763
Rating:1.0
Comments:
A nightmare. Completely ignores the UCCJEA. Claimed jurisdiction when she had no legal right to do so and separated a mother from her 3 year old son 1000 miles away in Canada. She gave full custody to a drunk wife beater who lives on a boat, works 18 hours a day - and must have round the clock nannies during his allotted parenting time. She gave the mother who lives in another country, weekend visitation -- which she can't exercise. The drunk just takes the 3 year old out on the boat on weekend on his days off, parties and falls asleep on his boat intoxicated with the toddler..
How did the father pull this off?
He claimed that the mom kidnapped their son.. -- but after she proved that he moved them to canada over a year prior to divorce and flew up to visit every couple months when he took time off work, proved he skyped with his son and paid the rent the night before the fake emergency hearing he held with judge hall where he accused his wife of fleeing to canada... proved he imported her car to canada and that by his own admission on all divorce and custody documents that vancouver was their only official family residence...

judge hall violated international law (The Hague Convention) and the UCCJEA and ordered the child come to california for a hearing, and then ordered that the mom not leave the country and return back home with her son.. even though she had no car, no place to stay no money in California.. and all belongings are up in Vancouver Canada..

Judge Hall separated a 3 year old boy from his mother.. in one day -- no notice- wearing only the clothes he had to the hearing.. That was July 1st 2015.

The father has complete strangers caring for the toddler still in diapers, and deprives him of all contact with his mom, and only sees him for a few brief hours a week.

He hired an expensive crooked attorney and cut his wife off of all support - and left her with a $5000 a month overhead in Vancouver, including a fully furnished condo with all their belongings, a car she cannot drive since its in his name so she cannot insure it, and 35k in debt from attorney expenses and travel expenses trying to get her son back and defend herself against felony child abduction charges. The divorce? Hasn't even started yet.
Judge Hall is nothing short of a NIGHTMARE.

Litigant

Comment #: CA7568
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She was reassigned from juvenile court in 2014. On her fourth day on the bench in family court in February 2014 she sanctioned me $16,000 for my wealthy ex-husband's attorney fees, related to his contempt trial two months prior. There were no violations on my part upon which to issue this sanction. My ex-husband's attorney did not have the proper paperwork filed to even request this
"sanction." It was a mere verbal interjection on his part, with no time to spare for rebuttal because of the lunch break for the court! I do not have the ability to pay.Tamara Hall is a mere puppet to the high-powered law firms who will support her for reelection, and perhaps are gifting to her in other ways. The same holds true for many of the other court officers. All this so that the wealthy clients of these high-powered law firms will continue to get the rulings in their favor. I have made exhaustive efforts for over a year, and sent specific letters and transcripts to the Commission on Judicial Performance to review and they simply turn a blind eye and a deaf ear. There is no justice in Los Angeles Superior Court.

Litigant

Comment #: CA7538
Rating:1.0
Comments:
there are litereally no words to describe this BAD EXCUSE ofr a judge, if this is what Judges are all about, then im am literealllly Speechless, SHe literally sat and had a pity Party with my daughters deadbead DRUG addict father, who was homeless and completely abusive, very horrible individual with a neverendeing criminal record, Judge Tamara Hall actually gave him 3 weekends with my precious daughter nad wed evenings, SHe truly scares me, My 12 year old daughter has actually no desire to be with her father, since she has witnessed his awfulness for herentire life, Its as though the more awful a father is, the more this SCARRY judge wants the Helpless child to be subjected to them, SHE literally puts these children in harms way
How she ever became a judge , I have no idea , BUt SHE MUST BE STOPPED, SHE IS EVIL PERSONOFIED

Other

Comment #: CA7315
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The "Dishonorable" Tamara Hall disregarded the fact that my ex-husband has violated our court order REPEATEDLY over the past 11 years, has been mentally and physically abusive, had his driver's license revoked in March for lack of child support payments and yet revoked my legal right to my child's educational decisions yesterday 7/16/15. She is weak and clearly doesn't read her paperwork or look at the evidence with clarity and common sense. She metaphorically pat a dead beat dad on the back. Shameful.

Other

Comment #: CA7059
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Inept, completely incompetent and does not belong on the bench or in the courtroom.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6798
Rating:2.1
Comments:
This judge appears to have a problem with men. Her attitude in the court room is not far from ones attitude in the street. She does not have an establish method of getting to the truth. It may be that she does not care about the truth as her personal feelings seems to be centered in her decision process and not the facts of the case.

Other

Comment #: CA6758
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge does not have a clue about being a judge or any family law statutes.

Other

Comment #: CA6583
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge is incompetent and has no business being on the bench

Other

Comment #: CA6582
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Hall does not know what she is doing in the courtroom and has a gross lack of knowledge of the law It is scary, that someone like this family court judge, makes decisions that don't protect the victim, her life, safety and her children. Very very scary. A first year law student, has more knowledge of the law than Judge Hall.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6327
Rating:3.2
Comments:
Tamara E. Hall is clearly and completely sexist, and favors mothers in her courtroom. Fathers have no rights or benefit of the doubt with this judge. It's more of the same old story here in California where mothers receive undeserved custody rights, and ridiculous sums of child support/alimony payments that financial ruin fathers. Tamara E. Hall is much more suited to be a prison guard so she can punish those who deserve it. Not families and children!

Litigant

Comment #: CA6253
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is a danger to families and children. Please file a complaint at http://cjp.ca.gov if you were unfortunate enough to have this woman as your family law judge. Don't let her get away with it!!!

Other

Comment #: CA6071
Rating:8.0
Comments:
Fair and equitable. Has justice and the law at the forefront of her decisions.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5678
Rating:1.5
Comments:
Quite possibly the worst judge I've been before in my short 5-year career. She embarrassed herself, her courtroom and quite frankly the entire family law bar - with her lack of knowledge or interest in family law precedent and procedure.

Other

Comment #: CA5461
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Tamara E. Hall has no business in Family Law. While some people try to become a judge to help people, Tamara E. Hall has made it clear to me that some people become a judge to hurt people. Before my case I heard several cases. A couple of her rulings were downright scary due to the obvious danger she placed litigants and their children in. This judge seems to award litigants who have been violent toward the other parent. It seems as though she either doesn't care about the safety and we'll being of children at best. Honestly I think it is quite possible that she wants children to be harmed. Tamara E. Hall is going to cause death and bodily harm, either some one's or several people's depending on how long she is able to remain a family court judge. If you think you have a reason to complain, please go to the California Commission on Judicial Perfourmance website and download the complaint form: http://cjp.ca.gov/complaint_process.htm. We all have to speak up and protect ourselves, our children and future litigants. We will succeed only if everyone who can complain, does complain. They can't ignore all of us but they will ignore some of us. Don't let Tamara E. Hall remain in a position to harm anyone else. She is grossly incompetent, at best.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5437
Rating:1.0
Comments:
An embarrassment to herself and the legal system. Avoid at all costs unless you want to watch someone mishandle a case and mismanage a courtroom.