Hon. James E. Horan See Rating Details
Judge
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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Litigant

Comment #: CA38307
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
He is really biased against women and doesn’t know how to weigh evidence. Someone needs to show up in court to monitor him.

Other

Comment #: CA37664
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge has a pre concieved opinion of what he considers a fact.Do not try to give the fact in more than a few words .OTHERWISE he says you are elaborating.THIS IS NOT TOLLERATED.I WAS not given the chance to prove the harassment.The repondant failed to appear.The facts of his peeking in windows was with a letter from the person.The phone records were in print from carrier.The one call was played .respondant had been arrested once at property. Gun charges included shooting guns in occupied houses,along with assault PC CODE 245 A 1 On my property because it fell short of his time line 2 years he imposed on me as if that had no bearing.Not caring that the respondant had been seen peeking in windows trying to get in yard .And to be leaving messages about drugs on my voice mail played in court .He ruled it as odd behavior .Putting me on trial that it was not really harrasment.I had proof from local law enforcement to presue a civil harrsament restraining order.I had proof of the brutal beating and the many different attempts made to get me involved with his coerce me in a attempt i was sure would lead me to be just another one of his victims ,I had proof of the hate crime verbage.and his record
stood for itself many gun charges assault .Vandilism stolen goods .He decided my fear was not serious enough even with the fact i had LAPD report spelling out events.The few recent peeking in windows tring to get in the yard and the calls left on my phone about drugs .YOU CAN HEAR THE DESPERATE VOICE TRYING TO COERCE ME TO LET HIM HELP ME WHEN HE HAD BEEN REMOVED TWICE ONCE WITH A ARREST AND RO FROM WIFE LAST TIME ME WITH HEL FROM ATTYS AND SHERIFF
NOT ENOUGH WHEN RESPONDANT FAILED TO APPEAR HE GAVE ME NO OTHER ADVICE AS TO A EXPARTE OR CONTINUANCE NOTHING JUST WITHOUT PREJUDICE DENIED
I TRIED TO TELL HIM WE CANT EVEN GO TO THE PROPERTY WE ARE TOO SCARED TO RUN INTO HIM HE WOULD NOT LITSEN AT ALL When i told him of the help from sheriff He made a remark about anyone else is not clear on ?? I will get transcript i pray i am not another one of this persons list of victims AND THIS PERSON IS ON SUPERVISED PROBATION OR PAROLE SHOOTING GUNS IN OCCUPIED HOUSES AND I SHOULD NOT BE AFRAID OF PHONE CALLS OR GOING TO THE PROPERY WHEN SHERIF SAID CALL 911 IF SOMEONE SEES HIM

HAVE WE LOST THE RIGHT AS A CITIZEN TO BE PROTECTED????

WILL THE LAST AMERICAN PLEASE BRING THE FLAG ??IT WHAT I BELIEVE IN I TRAVELED THE WORLD AMERICA IS WORTH FIGHTING FOR ......THIS MAKES NO SENSE

Litigant

Comment #: CA36661
Rating:1.0
Comments:
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redacted by Ed.] First, the judge's clerk informed my attorney the day before the trial that due to COVID, the case must be held virtually. Then, when the trial started, the judge told my attorney who was located an hour away, that I had to appear in court within 15 minutes or he would dismiss the case. I was able to make it, but my attorney needed to still be virtual which put me at a disadvantage. It was clear that this was a procedural trick to disadvantage me. As my attorney started presenting the case, the judge shut her down and started acting as the respondent's attorney cross-examining me without my attorney first presenting the case. He did not let my attorney present any evidence, yet kept claiming that we have not proved our case. He repeatedly cut off my testimony and would fish for statements that were incomplete in order to characterize them incorrectly to support his narrative instead of uncovering the truth. I have been repeatedly harassed by a very aggressive homophobic neighbor who was caught on camera physically threatening me and not obeying police commands once they arrived. He had also made hate speech comments. Yet this judge had disregarded any of these facts and used it as a chance to attack the victim. When I arrived in court, I witnessed the previous case where this judge was also attacking a battered woman whose husband threw her to the ground, held her down, and beat her in front of their 2yo child. Yet in both cases, he acted as respondent's counsel and attacked the victim before dismissing the cases, leaving victims open to further abuse and harassment. It is clear that this judge is a "strongman" with a massive ego (probably overcompensating for other inadequacies), who aligns himself with other "strongman" abusers who appear before his court. I would not be surprised if I were to hear that he also beat his wife. Who knows. What is clear is that this judge is completely and totally biased and there are zero paths to a fair trial in his courtroom. If you find that you have been assigned this judge on your case, file for a new judge or change of venue or whatever you can do to not get this horribly biased judge, unless that is you are a harasser, wife-beater, strongman, then you are set to get everything you want so you can continue beating your wife with a full stamp of approval by Judge James Haron. If I were to be forced to say "your honor" to this guy, I would be in effect perjuring myself, as this judge is the total opposite of honorable.

Other

Comment #: CA34086
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
My daughter had court today. This judge said he would of given my grandson to his father. Who is a known drug addict and dealer and his mother who stole her other grandchildren and went to prison for it. Also she had cases for besting her son when he was in a wheel chair. How is this person residing over children. He also dismissed her restraining order and she had pictures of the abuse.

Other

Comment #: CA32812
Rating:1.0
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I submitted the earlier remark and forgot to input rating numbers. It’s hard to believe that he is a real judge.

Other

Comment #: CA32809
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
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.

Other

Comment #: CA32111
Rating:2.0
Comments:
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.

Litigant

Comment #: CA31723
Rating:6.0
Comments:
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?

Other

Comment #: CA28619
Rating:1.0
Comments:
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
Rating:1.0
Comments:
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.

Other

Comment #: CA24669
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Takes matters personal and makes a lot of mistakes. VERY BIASED.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA21807
Rating:2.6
Comments:
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
Rating:2.1
Comments:
No common sense. Favors fathers without taking children’s best interest into consideration.