Hon. Bruce G. Iwasaki See Rating Details
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Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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* 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)
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* General Ability as a Trial Judge (1=Not all Able, 10=Extremely Able)
Flexibility In Scheduling (1=Completely Inflexible,10=Very Flexible)


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* 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)


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* 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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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA52689
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The Judge did not allow me to testify even though I flew from Kentucky to support my son in the litigation. I was present when the incident of the mantel fell due to improper installation(LA Inspector Phillip Brandenburg: 5/25/2021) and with violation of no permitting. The judge was not receipt to hearing the truth and was bias in favor of the opponents attorney, Ms. C. Moss, esq. He abused my wife by asking direct questions to her for Ms. C. Moss limiting her opportunity to deliver the facts of the case which limited our opportunity to present our case on behalf of our son. Poor judicial representation.

Litigant

Comment #: CA52181
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Unfortunately, this judge made rulings inconsistent with existing statues and case law. The Honorable Judge Iwasaki should lose his license to practice law and be removed from the bench. Irrational and brown nosing should disqualify him and the Presiding Judge of the Superior Court of Los Angeles, if they choose not to "ask him to leave", can demote him to the traffic division of Superior Court. The Superior Court hierachy consistantly allows incompetence and politically correct judges to sit on the bench. The Robing Room should send these comments to the Presiding Judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA52170
Rating:2.6
Comments:
Judge Iwasaki has a poor judicial temperament. He loses his cool and become snotty and vindictive if you do not kiss his ass or do things his way. He always favors one side over the other. His rulings shows he is goal oriented. He is not fair but biased. I'd 170.6 him asap or you will regret it. PS. His clerk and courtroom bailiff are no better.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA52162
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Me three

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA52161
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Yes! Let’s please all together to expose him and the truth. Happy to participate in the Netflix documentary

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA52160
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
He is why people should be afraid for their lives. Vile vile vile. If you attempt readying any of the comments below only pay attention to the negative cause everyone is blocked from putting stars on the truth. The court or himself are putting 10 stars to show that he is decent which is far from the truth. I’m all for the Netflix series on this guy. Happy to help in any way as should the rest of you. Let’s get rolling. Can’t wait to give him a taste of his medicine after destroying so many lives unlawfully. So excited. Best part is that his lame supporters in the court system who know what he’s up to will be destroyed as well!!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA52159
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I fully second that Iwasaki is a horrible judge. He was unlawfully personally appointed to my matter by Liarry Riff who had personal knowledge of my matter and who had recused himself (2 reasons Riff had no authority to re-assign the matter). When I did a declaration/motion to disqualify Iwasaki, Iwasaki had a strike order already prepped to ignore my motion. This dishonest website will censor anything else I say about the scum (which I mean in the British sense of the word).

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA52157
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I’ve seen numerous comments for all the people with genuine experiences against him get together. It would be the most high ranking Netflix series to come to your screens very soon and I promise I won’t stop there so reach out if you’re interested. What he deserves is coming to him and everyone that supports him. I have all the resources and people waiting to expose him from Hollywood to everywhere else. His time has come

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA52156
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
It’s so deceitfully interesting how the only comments here that are allowed to be ranked by the private individuals are blocked yet he himself or the court put full stars on positive comments but we can’t rank the negative ones cause he’s blocked them. Tells you everything you need to know!

Other

Comment #: CA52150
Rating:1.0
Comments:
If you have any concern for your children's safety, immediately request your case be reassigned to a different judge. Judge Iwasaki systematically stripped away all safeguards I had in place to protect my kids from my ex's sexual abuse. He rejected the order for protection I obtained to protect my children against their father's sexual abuse. He refused to allow or consider the written report of my child's forensic interview which clearly described the sexual abuse. The judge refused to allow the mother of another victim who had been sexually abused by my ex to speak in court on my behalf. And there is more... This judge does not care about the safety of children. This judge is evil and he needs to never step foot in a courtroom again. God help those who are truly in an unsafe situation. You will get no justice or safety for your children. Please disbar this man. He is dangerous.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA50707
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Judge Iwasaki runs a great courtroom. It was the first time I appeared before him and it was an ex parte application (that was granted). The judge even-keeled, scholarly and fair.

But my review is more about the court staff than the judge. The Judicial Assistant and Courtroom Assistant are superb. They are the friendliest court staff I have ever come across at Stanley Mosk. They go out of their way to make counsel's life easy. They are unfailingly polite. They make you smile. I have a suggestion for the Senior Administrator at Stanley Mosk: have all your new hires train under these two. That would be a public service.

Litigant

Comment #: CA47513
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Praise be Goddess Themis (the one who rules the scale) for Judge Iwasaki. He saved my family. Most importantly-2 sweet, innocent little boys are now safe and happy and healthy and loved!
He is good at his job.

Litigant

Comment #: CA45065
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Very smart, efficient, wise judge. Wish all judges in L.A. county were as smart and as quick to decipher what the truth is.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA43051
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I do not understand all the comments on her regarding bias against women. I am a woman. He was completely fed up with my ex's negligence to my children and myself. He gave my ex a chance to settle before sentencing. My ex, is a sociopath, and Iwasaki saw right through him. He is fair, but when seeing my ex was arrogant, and didn't care about anyone but himself, he said so, and sentenced a just sentence. I will see him again, and update you on if his expertise is still the same. My Contempt hearing on my ex went about 99% as good as it could go. Woman on her stating absurd comments saying he does not care about children, are mistaken. He cared 100%.

Litigant

Comment #: CA43050
Rating:10.0
Comments:
This is the best judge in L.A. county. He's smart, quick to figure out what party is telling the truth, and expiditious in moving the hearings forward. I may see him again soon, and the Ex is harassing me now that we settled, brainwashing my children he hasn't seen in 20 years. Iwasaki is just judge. I can't say enough about him. Smart as a whip!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA41941
Rating:9.5
Comments:
A very calm, level-headed judge who reviews the evidence and rules according. I appreciate his control in the courtroom and his ability to ask appropriate questions for clarification and made timely rulings.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA40247
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Horrible. Just horrible. Completely bias, rude to the attorneys and clients he doesn't like. Acts like you are wasting his time.

Other

Comment #: CA39414
Rating:1.0
Comments:
We need to band together. There is probably nothing I can do to save myself. But after reading all the reviews and living through his reign of terror, I personally feel this man is out of control. He has power that goes unchecked and he is destroying lives based upon his opinions if he personally agrees. Experts and the law appear to mean nothing to him. I have never been more disappointed in our legal system. I have sat through many different judges in all types of different style of court rooms. They all appear to care. To act in accordance with the law. I have never seen anything as horrible as Judge Iwasaki.

We need to find a way to get the truth and the story out about Judge Bruce Iwasaki. Whoever runs this Robing Room should look further into these complaints. His files need to be reviewed. Evan a Judge should not be allowed to act as though he is the law. He is suppose to act within the law.

Judge Iwasaki needs to be reviewed and not just based on appeals. Barely anybody can afford that. Let alone have the strength after his vicious attacks. His files need to be reviewed. His performances need to be reviewed. And his prejudices need reviewing. In my opinion, this man is dangerous.

Litigant

Comment #: CA38270
Rating:1.0
Comments:
With no prior knowledge this judge and Stanley Mosk Courthouse have participated in the kidnapping of my Children. My case has now had 2 contempt submitted and I am now under surveillance and harrassment since 2014. California stole my kids and placed me into UCI falsely. I am now Blacklisted from all Employment Opportunities. God is going to deal Harshly with them All.

Litigant

Comment #: CA37601
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I did a Motion to Disqualify (CCP §§170.1, 170.3). Iwannasucki wasn't even aware I had done so when he started the hearing. I could not email it to the clerk, so she had to contact the main family court clerks office for a copy. I had tried sending it to the clerk at 8:53, when His Dishonor went off the record.
Somehow, within 41 minutes, His Dishonor had an 11 page response - arguing against things I never asserted - and striking the Disqualification as untimely, moronically premised upon my only having 10 days to file a writ to appeal the striking. It was clearly a canned response. Then, when he held a hearing, I used one of the exhibits from that Disqualification Motion, with which His Dishonor was obviously completely unfamiliar. I asked how he could be unfamiliar with it since he had just ruled on the motion to which it was an exhibit. He admitted on the record to not having read it.
[Redcted by Editor]

Other

Comment #: CA37293
Rating:Not Rated
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Comment #: CA37279

Don't know this judge, but 170.6 is redundant and it does not matter who you are assigned to--because there seems to be very obvious appearances of impropriety, back door dealings,pre-determined outcomes, conflicts of interest, abusive judges, who are in bed with equally abusive , dishonest lawyers, in the family law dept- and if they want to harm and screw you--they will-to help each other and themselves....

--It will take pissed off court staff, an outsider attorney, an ex/ of a judge , or lawyer, a whistlblower, someone who folds, or feels the heat of guilt, someone with demetia-who still remembers details and talks--or an IR -- and the Victims' of this mob--to continue to expose them..

Ask yourself-why did certain supervisor family judges , suddenly retore, or become a rent a judge?

--Why did certain dangerous, cheating, lawless, attorneys, connected to judges become "consultants" become even more dangerous, and just who are they "consulting"? Hmmm?

__# LASC family Law LITIGANTS', UNITED.

Other

Comment #: CA37292
Rating:Not Rated
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Comment #: CA37279

"Whenever I spoke, he would interrupt me to yell at me, "Stop interrupting me." Larry Riff hates me so he keeps assigning his worst slimeball judicial officers to me. After I 170.6'd the man-hater Amy Pellman, I ended up with this bully. The LASC Family Courts have the absolute worst judges. Iwasaki is very much among that group. Which is why the POS Riff assigned this petaQ to me."

^Larry Riff and his cronies, trey to silence those, they have continued to harm, abuse and victimize, and he seems to go out of his way, to protect dishonest family judges, dishonest lawyers and documented abusive males. One od my abusive ex's lawyer's, smeared and disparaged, mocked Larry Riff, in the courtroom of another judge, and the judge also made mocking statements about Riff, as they both shook their heads androlled their eyes, when talking about Larry Riff. And, on top of it, dumba**Larry Riff, seemed to go overboard to helo and cover for this malfeasant, lying family judge and lawyer, who mocked Riff and some things he had said in the
courtroom....and in much of these commets--my abusive ex's other abusive attorney, just like abusive, stalker family lawyer troll and judges he is in bed with--are the NEXUS to this cases and all the criminal activity , by an
enterprise, of certain very bad actor LASC family law judges and lawyers.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA37281
Rating:2.0
Comments:
This judge is absoultely not qualified to sit on any bench. The judge didn't even know what a Proof of Service was. Anything orders that he signed should be vacated. The Presiding Judge of Family Law and the Superior Court should remove him ASAP. How this happens is outrageous to any thought that justice is served.

Litigant

Comment #: CA37279
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Whenever I spoke, he would interrupt me to yell at me, "Stop interrupting me." Larry Riff hates me so he keeps assigning his worst slimeball judicial officers to me. After I 170.6'd the man-hater Amy Pellman, I ended up with this bully. The LASC Family Courts have the absolute worst judges. Iwasaki is very much among that group. Which is why the POS Riff assigned this petaQ to me.

Other

Comment #: CA36896
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge is the reason there is no justice in the California judicial system. He is cruel and biased against woman. He dismisses evidence of fraud in favor of men. He goes against California law in giving woman no financial support even though they are entitled to it. He lies in his judgments as to the facts to give men everything. He is the classic example of a man raised by an abusive and aggressive mother who has made it his life’s mission to hurt all woman by using the power he has wrongly been given. He favors only men despite proof in trial of all their illegal activities and lies on the stand and then proceeds to question and attack woman on the stand putting words in their mouth, yelling at them and screaming in order to provide proof on the record so he can rule against them. [Redacted by Ed.]

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA34717
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
He is certainly does not like pro per. He has a horrible temper and does not care he justifies his decision not on facts just to please the attorney if you jave a case of abuse and u r a pro per take an attorney

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA31649
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This man is the worst family judge in all of LA county. He does not read material, he does not listen, he does not care about children. If you have a case I would immediately remove myself from his case. It's appalling he is able to be a judge. I am terrified for families that go into his courtroom. This man should not be in family law! He favors abusers and will put children at risk consistently.

Litigant

Comment #: CA31648
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
170.6 this Judge Immediately, he is prejudice against Pro Pers that know what they are doing. His case got reversed on appeal and once it was in front of this Judge again, he retaliated against me. Judge makes law in his court room and brags about being taken to appeal so you waste more money fighting his idiotic rulings.

Litigant

Comment #: CA26156
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Worst Judge I have ever been in front of. Does not care to listen And axes bothered he has to work. Coaches by doing his own cross examination which is wrong and asked broad questions and does not let you respond.

Admitted a juvenile witness whom was abused by father- and is a dependent of the state of California without her minors council present as well as in front of father’s presence. Child was coaxed into testimony denying her fathers abuse which was proven and suBstained by dependany court. Of course the child is in fear of her life she will say whatever dad wants,
She cried because she know the strained relationship between her and her
Mother is due to alienation by father and her continued lies against mom out of fear!’ And this Judge claimed in open court and on record emotional and mental have nothing to do with domestic violence witness by children and child abuse has no effect on children either according to this Judge whom is only Experience
I’m commercial law contracts and must be a reason Jerry Brown appointed him. Judge I wasabi has no business making family law decisions as he is under educated as to the effects on children who witness these behaviors from their abuser.
Stockholm Syndrome PTSD look it up and study the dynamics of child abuse spousal abuse

Litigant

Comment #: CA12943
Rating:7.0
Comments:
The worst judge ever. Everybody was appalled by his ruling. Biased against women. Awarded full custody to the Father even though there was no hard evidence against the Mother, only baseless accusations from the opposing witnesses. He shut down a female attorney and was only favorable to male attorneys. Not fair. He awarded spousal support 7-9 times less than it was supposed to be. But the worst part is the child is crying for his mom, because of Iwasaki heartless orders. Will be taken into appeal. Women, run away from this monster. Change him immediately

Litigant

Comment #: CA12850
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge is worse than DF Goldstein. He makes law in his court room and brags about being taken to appeal so you waste more money fighting his idiotic rulings.

Other

Comment #: CA11877
Rating:1.0
Comments:
He is a true misogynist, and runs his court like a sharia court in Saudi kingdom. Apparently he was appointed by governor brown with zero prior background in family law. His court room conduct is undignified and most rude at best. He is a true disgrace to American judicial system and LGBTQ community.

Other

Comment #: CA11828
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The other parent in the case got him as a judge. I think he doesnt have the children in the best interest. I also provided facts and pictures of my child being burned, pictures of emails from my daughter stating she wanted to call me daily. He came up with a plan for visitation, never stuck to it. I came back to hold the mom in contempt, judge gave me less time with the children. He also got involved with the child support issue. Clearly doesnt read the filings. Courts misplaced every single file that we had to recopy that same day to be presented which doesnt give him time to review nor did he take the needed time to review. He yelled at me several times, Asked me what I wanted to happen and never but those in motion/action. I highly think this judge is not for equality. Doesnt look at the facts and has a huge ego. What can we do as a group. No one opposed him while running but was appointed by Brown, huge mistake. Did they school together or were friends? Why would brown appoint a guy with little regard to family?

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA11718
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This man should not be a judge period.
All of these people need to come together to have him removed.

Litigant

Comment #: CA11717
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is does not factor in children.
Family law has to put what is in the best interest of of the child. He has let my ex ruin me financially, a single working mother. He has belittled me, not taken domestic and emotional abuse seriously and should not a judge. All the reviews of him are EXACT. Favors men, does not care about safety or welfare of women and children. If this is your judge you must try and get a new one and for all us that have had our lives destroyed by this man- I would like to document your stories. please get in touch.

Other

Comment #: CA11489
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This man is the worst family judge in all of LA county. He does not read material, he does not listen, he does not care about children. If you have a case I would immediately remove myself from his case. It's appalling he is able to be a judge. I am terrified for families that go into his courtroom. This man should not be in family law! He favors abusers and will put children at risk consistently.

Litigant

Comment #: CA10036
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Allowed a psychotic man on drugs to wait 8 months to take a drug test, the man shaved his head bald then grew back fresh hair to be drug tested. they did the hair test. He knew child abuse had been going on the entire time and ignored it even after he knew the child repeatedly tried to commit suicide to get away from the father. He let the other parent go bankrupt then released the child back to her custody but due to all the abuse the child is a cutter who knows nobody cares to help. Not Judge Iwasaki, not the police, not teachers. to this day the father stalks and harasses the child and BRUCE could care less. Where were you Bruce when that child begged for your help and you looked the other way. How many others will you let down the pretend you care by making organizations to help children which you use as tax shelters?

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA9750
Rating:7.2
Comments:
I found him to be condescending, mocking, and overall rude. I was appalled at the way he carried himself.

Other

Comment #: CA7904
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This guy is a disgrace to the judicial system. He should be removed from the bench. My ex is a family law litigator who represented himself in pro per and I had an attorney represent me. My ex abused me and our son emotionally and humiliated us since he filed for the divorce back in May. He has taken me back to court 15 times, making this very expensive for me because no one stopped him. Making matters worse, gotten my support orders reduced drastically because he owned his own practice. This judge was our trial judge, and I am very happy to say that there is absolutely no judicial system in this state. Iwasaki also discriminated against me because I am a woman. He has damaged my son financially and literally left me and my son homeless! Shame on this guy and I hope that he does get removed from the bench. Lastly, my ex was ordered not to pay any attorney fees, while I was a non working parent taking care of our son, was ordered the make insane reimbursements, and modified my support orders even more, while my ex got everything he wanted. Iwasaki favors the liars and crooks! I will be writing s book about this messed up judicial system so I can expose "unfair" judges like him. Don't get married in this town not divorced in this court system...I now call Stanleymosk courthouse a "death trap"

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7635
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Iwasaki is disrespectful to attorneys and parties alike. He lacks civility as a judicial bench officer.

Litigant

Comment #: CA7550
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This is terrible judge. He is irritable and disrespectful to attorneys and litigants (when he wants to be). He abuses his discretion in the areas where discretion is left to the judge. He even interprets the law to his discretion in areas where judge discretion is inappropriate. He does not interpret the law properly and is abusive in his orders especially to the paying spouse.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7505
Rating:9.9
Comments:
Judge is very liberal with admissibility of evidence. Will challenge the attorney's case at critical moments. Overall, an excellent judge

Other

Comment #: CA7291
Rating:3.0
Comments:
He is not fair in family law matters and reflects a true bias for the men and against the women as he awards their egregious behavior. He is not a fair judge!

Other

Comment #: CA5215
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Obviously biased, self-absorbed, self centered. Lacks judicial probity in every regard.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5066
Rating:6.3
Comments:
We had a fairly difficult case before Judge Iwasaki. It concerned a concept called the terminable interest rule, which is right up there with the rule against perpetuities in terms of brain-twisters.

Having worked in civil law and motion for over 10 years, I can honestly say this case would've easily gone over the heads 30% of the judges in LASC. To make matters worse, the opposing party was the City of LA. Some judges go out of their way to make things easy for the City, but not Judge Iwasaki. His mastery of the difficult material in a relatively short time frame was impressive. He clearly understood the cases and their application to the facts.

One word of caution: Hon. Judge Iwasaki may seem soft spoken, but he does not suffer fools lightly, or those who are ill prepared. You should spend the extra time to prepare for an appearance in his courtroom.