Hon. Stephen M. Moloney See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.0 - 1 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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)

What others have said about Hon. Stephen M. Moloney



Comment #: CA8213
I agree with the other post below of how he is demeaning to women. However, he didn't hide it well. Told me (a woman) I wasn't allowed to speak in court and his ruling was completely Bias. I hope to file a complaint against him.


Comment #: CA8007
Loves to hear himself talk. Thinks he's God's gift to the legal arena. He is the definition of "inconsiderate" and is demeaning to women but tries to hide it well. One phrase to sum him up? "The Kiss of Death."

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6828
Every close call goes to the defense.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6505
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Moloney is a model of what every judge should be. He's fair, thorough, attentive, engaged, kind, and wise. My assessment could, of course, be influenced by the fact that he recently gave us a favorable ruling. Still, I believe I'd say the same even if he hadn't.