Hon. Patricia Nieto See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.3 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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. Patricia Nieto


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12385
Opposing counsel untimely filed a motion to compel that was NEVER served. It was procedurally inadequate. Two statutes and a Rule of Court were thoroughly violated. Opposing counsel's motion was granted and they were given relief beyond that which was requested in the motion. Rules are supposed to matter, but apparently sometimes they don't. Not only that, but I was ambushed by an Informal Discovery Conference (which had previously been cancelled by the court) when the Judge realized one hadn't been done and she didn't want to get chastized. I never got the sense that the pleadings were ever read. I want to like her, since she has a nice person, but what good is a Judge who decides multiple statutes are simply irrelevant? That is not how our system is supposed to work.


Comment #: CA9229
The worst judge ever. Had not even read the file and determined to rule against the pro se litigants.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8493
Rating:Not Rated
I concur with the prior comment. This is the worst judge I have seen in recent years. She is rude on the beach and predisposed as to her ruling. She seemed to have made up her mind before hearing the entire case and rude to the party/attorney who disagreed with her. It is surprising to see a judge of such poor quality can sit on the bench today as overall, the quality of the judicial officers has improved greatly for the past few years.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA4560
She is absolutely one of the worst trial judges I have ever worked with. She single-handedly engineered a guilty verdict from the jury by closing out the defense from challenging testifying witnesses, while knowing fully that the entire defense was to challenge the integrity of the El Monte police officers.