Hon. Lily L. Sinfield See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
San Bernardino County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.3 - 8 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   2.0 - 9 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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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA22666
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Bye bye Judge Lily. Time to get lost because you are a stupid idiot. Sorry to say so but it's the truth. You have no business being a judge. It's too taxing for you. You have not brain. You were born with one missing. Nothing upstairs in that globe on top of your shoulders.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA22159
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Lily is no good as a judge. Time for to be transferred to cleaning rest rooms.

Litigant

Comment #: CA22154
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Judge Lily made judgement disregarding facts and truths without reviewing the documents and evidence I submitted to her. I had to appeal. And I won the appeal today! It shows how terrible and unqualified the judge Lily is!

Other

Comment #: CA21850
Rating:1.0
Comments:
After listening to this judge one morning in court, I thought to myself, "what mental institution did she escape from." When society has hit the bottom of the barrel this is what you get- Judge Sinfield.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA21565
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Lousy and stupid judge (which is a word that she certainly doesn't deserve.) To get her off the bench, files complaints with the presiding judge of this courthouse and then to San Francisco where they handle the incompetents such as this judge ( bum is a better word.)

Litigant

Comment #: CA18917
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Everyone will be responsible for his/her behavior including the judge. The biases, unfairness, discrimination of this judge are all under the eyes of God. She made decisions as her preference and biases disregarding the facts and evidence. She think she has the right to do whatever she wants to decide without considering facts and evidence in court, but all she does are still in the eyes of the God. Unqualified terrible judge! God knows that!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA18893
Rating:1.0
Comments:
She will ruin the justice of court if she works as judge! Unqualified for her job!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA18892
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Terrible judge! Made decision as she liked with ignorance of facts, evidence and laws. How such a biased, unfair, impatient lady works as a judge? Staminate the justice of court! Unfair, biased wrong judgment I got, how could she make a right fair judgment for other case?

Litigant

Comment #: CA18891
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
This judge is very impatient, ignorant, biased and doesn’t review all the documents and evidence before make a decision. She even refused my witness to show up on the hearing. She simply made judgment as she liked and ignored the clear evidence I submitted to her. She was furious and said she didn’t have time to hear what I spoke to her. She gave the tenants the full $3500 deposit when I submitted the evidence and told her the judge already gave tenants $2500 deposit credit on the motion tenants set. Tenants made a lot of damage in my property and the judge only gave me yard repair fee and ignored other damages and repair fee I submitted to her. A judge is supposed to make a judgment as facts and laws. She just makes judgment on the side who she likes. It’s obviously she is not qualified to be a judge. She lack basic respect for facts and laws. She is not only unfair and biased but also make decisions as her preference and mood with ignorance of facts, evidence and laws. Is there any way to supervise the judge? I am a chinese and not good at English. What I felt on the hearing was bias, fury, impatience and discrimination from this judge. She sgained the justice of court! Terrible judge I never saw before! She needs to be replaced with a fair, unbiased, patient and good judge!

Litigant

Comment #: CA18367
Rating:1.0
Comments:
The most ignorant Judge I have ever been in front of. I've studied law for over 44 years and she is completely incompetent. Have never such bias and unfairness. She needs to be removed.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA18341
Rating:1.2
Comments:
unable to apply multiple issues to resolve arguments. Unfamiliar with different aspects of legal possession of property. Unfair in decisions of jurisdiction and venue. Lacks knowledge, fairness and to properly resolve legal issues.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA17889
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Dumb judge. She should resign and go back to doing whatever she is capable of doing which is probably nothing.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA16852
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
If she is now doing small claims then assume that this is where the presiding judge of this court house has assigned this judge. This is generally reserved for numb skull and lazy judges who are not to brainy. Bottom of the barrel judges.

Litigant

Comment #: CA16851
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
Terrible judge. Doesn't know what she is doing. 170.6 immediately or you will suffer.

Litigant

Comment #: CA16249
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This involved a small claims case. I was the plaintiff where my vehicle was removed from private property in clear violation of state statute. The judge sided with a business even disparaging me in court. The photographic evidence clearly showed the business was in direct violation of the law, but having acknowledged that photo was reviewed chose to dismiss the business against the personal defendant. As indicated below, bias appears against personal litigants.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA16248
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Filings represented photographic evidence which were cited by the judge in Case SMCFS1806193 as reason to dismiss defendant. The photos clearly represented a violation of the California law without dispute of the defendant they represented such violation. The judge openly cast disparaging remarks about the plaintiff regarding amount of time for trial. Does not uphold the law as the statute violation was clear, and she chose to disregard it. If you are a plaintiff, be concerned regarding bias.

Litigant

Comment #: CA12839
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
I agree with another one of the comments as to this judge using the word "disrespectful." I had been speaking to the judge about my case as a reply to her question. Out of the blue she stated that "I was disrespectful." I was completely dumbfounded. I am much older than this judge and just figured she did not have much bench experience. This is the first time in over 30-yrs. of venturing into State Ct. that anyone has ever said this to me. This must be a new generation of judges. Very odd. I would definitely 170.6 this judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12619
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I have been an L.A. trial lawyer for 37 years. Judge Sinfield is professional, fair, efficient, courteous, unbiased, and patiently listens to and takes notes during argument. Although she may not know civil litigation thoroughly, several times she took motions under submission, and reached the correct result under the law after further study. Unlike some judges, she truly cares about reaching the right result and is a credit to the judiciary. Excellent.

Other

Comment #: CA10546
Rating:1.0
Comments:
This judge shows her bias. She prefers certain attornies and allows them to disrespect the other side without interruption. If you happen to be on the other side you can't say anything without being considered disrespectful. We were on time and the defense was 20 minutes late and didn't have the correct paperwork. Recess was for an hour and half. The attorney that she favored called our side liars, yelled at us, and constantly interrupted us. However when we would try and interject, we were called rude.
It's sad that a bias individual has so much control and there's nothing we can do about it.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10440
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
She clearly is bias and uneven handed toward
Men she kicked me out my house with a 14 day notice while I was dealing with cancer and a surgery for it

Litigant

Comment #: CA8622
Rating:10.0
Comments:
I'm surprised by the bad comments. Maybe other people didn't come prepared. As a business owner, I have had to file a few cases because people didn't pay me. I have always gotten my full amount in front of this judge. The other ones in Fontana are unpredictable.

Litigant

Comment #: CA8405
Rating:1.0
Comments:
No sense of fairness or common sense - extremely pro-defendant. First time experience with the court as a plaintiff and very sad to learn how justice can go to the wrong side with incompetent judge.

Litigant

Comment #: CA7169
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Delay in making a decision after trial. All parties appeared. Simple Unlawful Detainer case for non payment of rent. No decision in over a week. Judge not available by phone.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA6591
Rating:10.0
Comments:
If you strive for best possible result in this particular courtroom, be on time, be prepared, be organized, be flexible, be polite and quietly respectful, and be helpful to the court with applicable legal authorities. Oh, yes, don't bullsh*t her.