Hon. James E. Horan See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.7 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 5 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. James E. Horan



Comment #: CA32812
I submitted the earlier remark and forgot to input rating numbers. It’s hard to believe that he is a real judge.


Comment #: CA32809
Rating:Not Rated
1= Worst Very disappointing, he defended the case rather than allowing the attorney to do so. He teaches evidence to Law students but ignores evidence submitted in court. For whatever reason, he knew the other party was dishonest and made statements suggesting he was going to rule in that persons favor. He attacked the other party who’s evidence aligned with the truth. He even tried to perjury the other party. It was so bizarre, he ruled in the favor of the person who had no evidence, maybe because he defended the case. He didn’t allow the party with evidence to speak except for yes or no. He knew he was going to rule against the other party because the attorney of the party who was dishonest didn’t want to proceed so the judge represented the case. He lacks the 3 qualifications required for a Judge because he lacks Integrity and violates the rights of the other. They really need to send an undercover person to observe how he intentionally misapplied the law. Such a disservice.


Comment #: CA32111
Very biased! Knows that one side is lying but attacks the other side for telling the truth. Defends the case as if he is the attorney for the side he favors. He doesn’t allow you to present your case and is overall unethical and abuse of discretion.


Comment #: CA31723
If a hearing is for Readiness Conference then he should address this and not deviate as he did. And why did he allow attorney to raise her voice and get dramatic?


Comment #: CA28619
He isnt a good judge he allows people to lie in court and he doesnt think of whats in the best intrest of the children

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA27196
Appears, at first, to be defense friendly but does it in a way that doesn't help the defendant but only makes the defense attorney's job harder. I feels like he just wants to be "the smartest person in the room". Ick.


Comment #: CA24669
Takes matters personal and makes a lot of mistakes. VERY BIASED.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA21807
Talks to everyone as if they were children and will not allow anyone to finish an answer. After every question asked he stops you and says "stop" if you continue he berates you and threatens you with contempt. I too am educated and was treated like a 5 year old. He is biased and never gave me a chance to explain a situation which he made up his mind and would not allow an explanation. Also was not well versed in Spousal and Child support laws. Stated I cant believe this, doesn't seem right, well it was right and when I attempted to show him the section he shut me down again with the threat of contempt.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA19884
No common sense. Favors fathers without taking children’s best interest into consideration.