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 #: CA31398
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
"CA31396

"...Judge Tamara Hall, gave strong appearances of impropriety, bias and favoritism, towards my ex. and his high end, obnoxious, creepy, connected, attorney, her obvious favored side; in what strongly appeared to be pre-determined rulings. She also blatantly, ignored the law, facts, substantial evidence, and the merits of the case; beside the fact that my ex. and his lawyer, are pathological liars and no better, than common criminals.

Judge Hall, also gave the appearance, that she knew very little about family law, knew very little, about the case at hand, along with absolute cluelessness, about the facts and evidence, in front of her. None of this seemed to matter, since she had already, strongly appeared, to have made up her mind, before we even entered the courtroom.

Judge Hall ,astonishingly, by her very obvious demeanor, seemed beguiled by my ex's high end, creepy, sleazy, attorney; and even seemed to be asking him for advice, after I had attempted to argue my case, facts, evidence the law and merits.

Although Judge Hall, had already improperly seemed, to be helping my ex. and his attorney, they still repeatedly lied, repeatedly violated court rules and quite easily, seemed to pull the wool over her eyes- throughout the case; while my ex's nincompoop lawyer, acted like he was the smartest one in the room, but failed to realize, it did it did not take much of of a brain, to cheat and spew all of the "poop" and lies, that came out of his mouth.

Judge Hall appeared, as if she was blissfully unaware, that even though she appeared to be improperly helping the opposing side, she was still 'being played' and that my ex. and his sleazy lawyer, seemed to have 'normalized' this type of sleazy, criminal conduct. It didn't take any gray matter, or any legal skills, for them to cheat, lie and act like common criminals; they just had to manipulate Tamara Hall, manipulate and run her courtroom, manipulate the record, the law, ethics, the process and the proper administration of justice.

They're all so slimy; my ex's married lawyer, is so full of hubris, so full of himself; this creeper and liar, was also fawning , over an young female attorney ---(yuck---'as if') --this creepy, clod -'only wishes'. Thank goodness, not all females, are as easily manipulated, as Tamara Hall appeared to be, by my ex's creepy, lying lawyer, as well as all of the lies by my ex. and his lawyer, in their filings, violations of the law, procedures, court rules and discovery.

Arguably, judges such as Tamara Hall, pose a danger to society and to the public; most often vulnerable females and their children..."

^ Tamara Hall really is easily fooled and swayed, by cheating, trickster lawyers, manipulative, abusive males (beside the manipulative, lying male lawyers) and does appear awestruck, simply because an attorney is connected and/or from a high end firm (usually not mutually exclusive). They are worse than bank robbers and common criminals--because they not only violate the law, steal, cheat, they violate civil liberties and their oaths. Bank robbers and common criminals, never took an oath.

Litigant

Comment #: CA24559
Rating:2.0
Comments:
Judge Hall set me up, as a father, for failure to comply with court orders by issuing conflicting orders (mother must obtain written permission from father for any events she plans on the father's custody time), but gave the mother tie-breaking authority on schooling issues. Father did not attend child counseling sessions scheduled on his custody time and re-hired a math tutor the mother fired until the mother could hire another math tutor, the math being taught at his house on his custody time. The father was later held in violation of court orders for not attending counseling sessions and re-hiring a math tutor, which was in the child's best interests. Hall also overlooked the mother's movement of assets during the divorce and theft of hundreds of thousands of dollars of family money and put the father through a 5-day hearing he couldn't afford, which prompted the father to offer to give 100% custody of their child to the mother to halt the legal expenses, which Judge Hall called "abandoning his family." Judge Hall held the father accountable for not attending classes on how to tutor his son, when that wasn't his responsibility till Judge Hall gave 50-50 custody.

Other

Comment #: CA24068
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Terrible has no business being a judge, these types of problem people is why the courts have lost public respect and trust

Litigant

Comment #: CA17978
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Of course she was pressured by her supervising judges and colleagues and bribed by high profile/high priced attorneys. When lawyers have clients who are paying $400+/hour for their services they are going to get what their clients want! She had no business or skills setting in family law-she was transferred from juvenile court! Even the Commission on Judicial Performance will not step in, probably fearing a precedent setting action.

Other

Comment #: CA11851
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I can only comment on my encounter with Judge Hall and without a doubt she has been fair as can be expected. I was in court and several other cases were held before my case and it appeared that she was a rational, pragmatic and compassionate in her oversight of the cases that came before her. We need about 1,000 more like her. Thanks for the platform, John Bullock

Litigant

Comment #: CA10899
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Hall plays no games in her courtroom. She sees through all the lawyer/ client BS and is direct when expressing her view. She does not tolerate incompetence on either side and calls it like it is. Judge Hall is fair and equitable.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10854
Rating:2.1
Comments:
Judge Hall does not belong on the family law bench. She makes terrible decisions and is easily swayed. She does not know the law and does not care about children or women at all. She is seriously the worst judge I have ever appeared before. I could see her as an administrative or civil litigation where children's lives are not in her hands.

Litigant

Comment #: CA10298
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge makes rulings without reading ALL the information provided to her. She turns children over to drug addicts, she makes decisions without considering the wealfare of children and even changes orders from other judges. She is incompetent and should be removed from the bench

Other

Comment #: CA10287
Rating:1.0
Comments:
T.Hall (can not even call her Judge) is an embarrassment as a public official. We depend on our judges to be wise and prudent with their decisions. T.Hall is neither. Her rash decision placed children with a meth addict father, then when another judge gave the mother sole custody T.Hall made her and the children move out of the house- leaving them literally homeless. She also ordered the mother to sign a $350k loan against the home that were trying to sell. All so the father would have money. Neither one of them had jobs to even pay it back. LUDICROUS! Is it even constitutional to force someone into a loan and incur debt they don't want and can't afford? Not to mention that she is trying to divorce and end contracts with him. Please get this terrible power-hungry egomaniac off the bench so she is no longer able to ruin anyone else's lives.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10023
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Judge Hall Did not allow me to defend a false Ex Parte written and submitted by ex wife [redacted]. She signed in her chambers. I went as far as to take a Polygraph Test to dispute it. I asked Hall to recuse herself under 170.6 she refused. However, a year and a half later, Hall recused herself under the same law, 170.6. My physical and legal custody of my children had been take away from me and I was forced to have monitored visits, etc. When it was proven that my ex wife lied, no recourse of action was implemented towards my ex wife.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.