Hon. Mark A. Young See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.4 - 11 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 5 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. Mark A. Young


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA38128
Rating:2.5
Comments:
If you are assigned to Mark A Young, in the Santa Monica Courthouse, run - don't walk - to file a disqualification (170.6). He is ignorant, stubborn, and refuses to follow the law, if the law doesn't fit with his personal biases. GET OUT OF MARK A. YOUNG'S COURTROOM.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA32278
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Worst Judge I've ever been up against in my entire career. He will lie to punish counsel and impose beyond prejudicial rulings and sanctions which will be overturned on Appeal. 170.6 immediately.

Litigant

Comment #: CA32231
Rating:9.0
Comments:
Very bright and fair. Tentatives are great and in detail.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA28795
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
What to expect from a judge who does not even know the filing date of a case????????? 170.6 him immediately and you may have a chance to win, even if you think you are right and that both the law and the facts are on your side. Will side with where power is. If you do not believe it here, good luck and only blame yourself for not acting upon the negative reviews about him. I might be wrong but he seems truly unhappy. Not sure if it is to be a judge or in his personal life. Either way, he is not good news if you are not someone important. He failed his nomination as a U.S District judge. That says it all.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA28384
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This is the most unfair judge I have ever come across. He abuses his judicial discretion, is totally unfamiliar with my case, & just like others state he only rules in favor of petitioners and landlords. Just like said below Judge Young has complete disregard for disablity law and discriminates against disabled people. Judge Young seems determined to ruin my otherwise great life even though I should win on the merits of the case. I hope he is voted out.

Litigant

Comment #: CA28383
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This is the most unfair judge I have ever come across. He abuses his judicial discretion, is totally unfamiliar with my case, & just like others state he only rules in favor of petitioners and landlords. Just like said below Judge Young has complete disregard for disablity law and discriminates against disabled people. Judge Young seems determined to ruin my otherwise great life even though I should win on the merits of the case. I hope he is voted out.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA27459
Rating:9.7
Comments:
I found him to be an excellent, fairly intelligent judge with a very good judicial temperament.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA19795
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Accurate and faithful application of the law. Knowledgeable. Fair.

Other

Comment #: CA14411
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge is blatantly biased. This morning he blatantly disregard all plausible laws, including but not limited to state and federal disability laws, and as a result he ruled in favor of my notorious slumlord. He clearly sided with fel-pocketed landlords to illegally evict disfrenchised and under-privilidged disabled and minority tenants like myself. This individual is a disgrace to law and justice. Shame on you! I’ll let you to God to judge you thereof!

Other

Comment #: CA14225
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Mark Young unjustly took the side an insurance adjuster as landlord over what I, former NASA scientist, and my wife, an attorney had testified. Landlord had turned a one week plumbing job into a 10 week ordeal in addition to central heat not working in winter. Mark Young came across as a racist who had already decided on the case before hearing the case. We had done tens of thousands of dollars in renovation and landscaping but were ordered to move in 4 weeks! He turned what should have been a 2-day trial into 45 minutes. Very unfair! Don't call him honorable. He is not. An ideal judge is a robot not this Australian man.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA12842
Rating:10.0
Comments:
When counsel is randomly assigned Judge Young for trial, count your legal blessings: you landed in the court of real evenly handed Justice.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12041
Rating:9.6
Comments:
I find Judge Young to be very fair, and excels at scholarship in caselaw. Any complicated case or novel issue is met with well-researched opinions.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11343
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge Mark Young is really one of the worst judges we have seen. Not only is he lazy but he has no regard or respect for the law. ONLY the plaintiff wins in his court be glad if you are the one that filed. You will never win if you are the defendant. How can a judge not want to uphold the law???? Get rid of him immediately!!!

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA11171
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Young clearly prefers the plaintiffs and their attorney. He has no regard or knowledge of basic law and he does NOT care. 170.6 170.6 170.6 is without a doubt any one assigned to
dept S the best for all involved. Don't get stuck with this so called judge 170.6!

Litigant

Comment #: CA10886
Rating:1.0
Comments:
One of the worse judges in US. Doesn't know what he is doing, not fallows the law, doesn't have any memory or pretends to be so. Will do whatever I want regardless of law, attitude. Got forbid to get him into US Court, they already have Judge Anderson there, more than enough.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10465
Rating:3.3
Comments:
Consistently makes rulings that are 100% contrary to law even on the most basic of legal issues. This opinion is shared by other attorneys as well. I am sure that most of his rulings will be reversed on appeal.

Other

Comment #: CA9675
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This Judge allows his personal feelings and opinions to get in his way of ruling fairly. If he doesn't care for your attorney you loose regardless if the Law says you should win. My concern is that he was nominated by Obama for a Federal Seat and has no sense of the Law for a simple UD action. How is he going to be an asset to our District Court. He seems very bored sitting in his position as Judge in Santa Monica UD Court Dept S. So bored that he doesn't make decision that are within the law, and I would bet he doesn't read his papers. Does he not remember the Oath he swore to? I feel the nomination that was so graciously awarded him should be revoked as should his seat in UD actions. What a disapointment that our Judicial System has come to this.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5034
Rating:10.0
Comments:
This judge sits in Metro 62 (8/2013). He's very easy on the eyes, and his voice is smooth and calming.

He's very professional; fair and even-handed. He's a good judge.