Hon. Harvey A. Silberman See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   8.3 - 1 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Harvey A. Silberman



Comment #: CA13696
Rating:Not Rated
Straight fathers beware. Comments below are good. The Honorable Silberman favors people against straight men. Hire a Pasadena lawyer. You have no hope if do not. I'm an accountant. This was as big mistake I made. He always talks and doesn't stop. He talks for no reason. He doesn't stop when a soapbox is near. My ex steals the kids for two months out of town. I got laughed at. My brother the lawyer came one day. He told me I was screwed after court. My brother had never seen a judge like him. Straight or gay. Men run away from. Do not walk. Run away. Good luck dads. You're going to need a lot of luck. When does the Judge retire?

Court Staff

Comment #: CA13446
Without a doubt the worst judge I've ever encountered. He's bitter, he's short with people, he's an East Coast snob (but yet comes from no money) and he truly hates men. And he hates fathers even more. He has absolutely zero desire to help fathers. Zero. Then there's the favoritism. Judge Silverman would throw a father off a 10 story building if he got in the way of Judge Silberman's desire for approval from female lawyers and litigants. Truly a disgrace to the bench. Can there be any surprise that he was not just indicted but indicted for bribery when he ran for judge?

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA9029
Judge Silberman is very good. He knows the law and appears to genuinely care about the families that appear before him.