Hon. Michael J. Raphael See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.9 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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. Michael J. Raphael


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5203
Rating:10.0
Comments:
In my limited experience with the judge, I was very impressed with his preparation, knowledge and industriousness. Handled pro se litigants with respect during the call and spent a lot of time getting to a determination in a limited jurisdiction matter. L.A. County needs more younger judges like him.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4931
Rating:9.9
Comments:
His past career includes Yale Law School, being Chief of Criminal Appeals in the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles, and working for a major law firm. He researches and writes his own tentative rulings on important motions, and is very intelligent, fair and open minded. He will allow oral argument, but is also decisive. A litigant looking for justice could not do any better.