Hon. Bruce G. Iwasaki See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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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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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.