Hon. Laura L. Laesecke See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.0 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 3 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. Laura L. Laesecke



Comment #: CA34845
Defendant with minor probation violation (Failure to check in-PO was not answering phone during COVID remote checks ins). PD and Probation agreed defendant should pay off remaining fine and be released from probation. She refused to accept this agreement and sent defendant to jail without bail to await hearing.


Comment #: CA33242
She shows bias openly. She has been a DA for 18 years, was appointed as a judge by Arnold, not voted in by the people, and she clearly does not know how to separate her DA career from her role as a judge. Her status as a judge should be questioned . I do not feel confident that she is upholding to laws of our country, but worry that she is abusing her power to contradict the very laws that define our nation.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA31451
Judge Laeseke is fair, pleasant and respectful to defense and prosecution.
She knows the law and doesnt play favorites and she is a model judge.
She treats everyone including defendants with respect and dignity.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12555

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10369
She's a far better trial judge then she is a pre-trial judge. As a non-trial judge she is nothing more than a prosecutor or another police officer in the courtroom. Rumor has it that her husband is a police officer.

Probation or Pretrial Officer

Comment #: CA6355
I have always found Judge Laesecke to be fair and very straightforward. She holds people accoutable whether they be attorneys or defendants. She is sitting in a very difficult courtroom and is the assistant presiding judge for the courthouse. Her demeanor is always professional and pleasant.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5727
Laura Laesecke is a mere arraignment judge. Its about the easiest job there is for a judge. If you have the misfortune of being in her court on a probation violation be prepared to go to prison. Small time offenders are given prison terms one after another. I have an inkling her true constituency is the prison guards union. She is not terribly bright and kept messing up the facts that supported in her pea brain her pre-determined prison sentence for my client. I was stunned. 95% of the judges in LA county would have reinstated probation. The PDs in her court are weak and going through the motions so no one challenges here dumb logic and draconian punishment.