Hon. R. Carlton Seaver See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.9 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   9.0 - 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)

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What others have said about Hon. R. Carlton Seaver


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11590
Probably one of the three worst judges I've ever had the misfortune of appearing before. He is a hateful anti-Semite. (Or, as one of his colleagues told me - he's not just anti-Semitic, he hates everyone.)


Comment #: CA10490
Rating:Not Rated
Judge R. Carlton Seaver has anger issues and is one dimensional. He is a bully. He screams and yells and does not want to listen to any facts. He only wants to ask questions.


Comment #: CA7186
Rating:Not Rated
Thought he would be fair until I saw in the docket the main evidence the Police Report was missing and he did not admit it into evidence the day of the trial. A Red Flag.


Comment #: CA5565
Wonderful friendly disposition and fair.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5501
Thoughtful. Patient. Professional. Great court room atmosphere. Rare old school judge - by the book on the law. Excellent all around.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA4318
This judge did not look at the facts and ruled blind. He didn't even bother to come out -- he ruled in chambers. He did not come out to talk to me, the defendant was not even there, and he ruled in the liar's favor. What a joke and a waste of money.