Hon. Yolanda Orozco See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.3 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 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. Yolanda Orozco


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA33642
Does not even read the briefs. Argued that a law applied, when it was clear it did not. Stated it was not established it applied, but it was in the papers.


Comment #: CA31333
Judge Orozco also damaged my probate case where Attorneys took, stole from a senior citizen and from the Estate of my brother. Any rational law abiding judge would have listened and have at least read the motion that included EVIDENCE of inheritance theft in the purview of the court. Thanks to God she was removed from the bench.


Comment #: CA13237
She's adequate, about average. Her partner in the same room, Judge Elaine Lu, sure makes her look good in comparison. Orozco even looks "judicial" next to that unhinged Lu.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12846
It's not that Judge Orozco lacks competence - she is very smart and talented. She is, however, either remarkably lazy, entirely overwhelmed by her post, or some combination of both. She shows no signs that she reads motion papers or considers the law before making decisions. This enables abusive litigation tactics to go unchecked in her courtroom.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11110
Not as bad as her counterpart Judge Lu in Department 77 but not great either. I think she would be a better judge in a different department. The high volume of limited civil and general disorganization of Los Angeles County court system in general makes her look unprepared but I think she is at times a victim of her circumstances. Generous with continuances but that's often because they don't even have your file in the courtroom so she's not prepared for argument. I definitely prefer her over Judge Lu but Dept. 77 in general is a mess after Judge Hammock left.


Comment #: CA10351
Biased, no respect for the law where she completely ignored the due process and granted an ex parte that was not served, and it did not even conform to the CRC rules in that declaration wasn't sufficient, and did not show irreparable harm, immediate danger as required under the law.


Comment #: CA8146
Rating:Not Rated
This judge is extremely rude. Does not listen to litigant. Refused to allow a person who was abused to speak. Does not apply the law. Something has to be done to clean up the courts so that injured people can get help. These people run the place and don't care about the law or people's rights. No one is stopping them or sanctioning them.


Comment #: CA8141
Rating:Not Rated
Did not want to listen to Evidence. Biased and opinions are not based on facts. Rude and dismissive.