Hon. Jon R. Takasugi See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.3 - 7 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. Jon R. Takasugi


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA24211
Lacks judicial decorum. Unprofessional. Engages in inappropriate discussion of matters not before the court. Rules without benefit of reading papers. Shocking behavior from a judicial officer. Not very smart. Makes inconsistent and conflicting remarks without understanding why those statements conflict. Practices law from the bench. Perhaps rode his father's coattails. Too bad, his father had a good reputation from what I understand.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA22372
The WORST JUDGE in the history of judges. Absolutely DOES NOT UPHOLD THE LAW. Won't allow argument; goes by how he feels that morning. All Plaintiffs are in trouble.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA21878
Rating:Not Rated
Very defense oriented. Not for plaintiffs at all.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA21874
Very defense sided. Good luck to all plaintiffs. I miss judge GROSS. ??

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA16416
He is a joke. He actually may be the worst judge at Stanley Mosk. That is saying a lot.


Comment #: CA12438
Rating:Not Rated
This guy does not realize what it means to be a judge in the Courts of Record. Not allowed to practice law form the bench

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA8613
In his two stints in West Covina and Alhambra, he's left a bad impression. Off the bench, he's a congenial fellow but the Robe has seemed to give him a different temperament that is not suited for a judge. He's harsh and somewhat inflexible with parties before him. Not a good judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7644
Will remand anyone convicted.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7152
He is not a bad trial judge. He does what most good judges should do during trial, he stays on the sidelines and rarely interjects himself.

The downside is that his court is poorly managed. He gives harsh sentences for minor offenses. Many do not take this punishment and as a result they are brought back to court, which results in a clogged calendar.