Hon. Harry Jay Ford III See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.6 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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)

What others have said about Hon. Harry Jay Ford III



Comment #: CA5728
Ford will say one thing one day and the next day he will say the exact opposite- Paid off? I believe 100% absolutely without a single shred of any doubt... He doesn't read, he doesn't know the LAW - just watch him for a minute - he'll ask an attorney what the law might be and after they provide either a slanted, or outright false answer, Ford will debate the answer with himself. I have never seen him actually check any case law, or even an actual law for that matter. He'll asks questions at a summary judgement hearing - stating "the question is" and then he'll grant the motion. This is one Judge who should NOT be in a robe - he is a disgrace to the entire legal community and his actions are downright criminal

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA5480
He asked a biased opposing counsel re what the law was, and counsel told him only a portion; the defendant ended up violating; a protective order could have stopped the defendant cold. this judge is more of an idiot than judge Hahn, but a nice guy like judge hahn

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA5063
In a case where the law was crystal clear (as in, NO facts OR law supporting the opposing party), Ford ruled for that party anyway. His ruling will undoubtedly be reversed on appeal, but that is, of course, a lot of extra work and time. Meanwhile, in denying the motion he said that his ruling was "without prejudice to the defendant filing an action against the plaintiff," as though he really believed that he could have denied the motion AND barred my client from seeking further relief in a separate action?

The man is an idiot, and a dangerous one because he wears a robe.