Hon. Yvette Verastegui See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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* 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. Yvette Verastegui



Comment #: CA27297
Rating:Not Rated
She made a terrible decision which is completely opposite what she should have done according to law. She allowed a criminal threats charge to proceed to trial after the prosecution completely failed to present any elements constituting violation of section 422, and she ignored a motion to dismiss because of the charge lacking any probable cause. Terrible decision - such people ready and willing to so poorly apply law to facts need not be employed by our government. She is one of many professionals in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles system who don't actually care about merit or details of cases, and instead operate based on wanting to 'teach people lessons' or 'get someone' even though the person hasn't broken any law, and no reasonable person with legal training should think they have.


Comment #: CA13240
I served on a jury with Judge Verastegui. She clearly stated the instructions and made sure everyone understood questions, instructions and decorum. She is patient and fair to all parties in the courtroom.