Hon. Mark A. Young See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   5.8 - 6 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 2 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


Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA12842
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
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
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
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!


Comment #: CA10886
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
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.


Comment #: CA9675
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
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.