Hon. Douglas W. Stern See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.0 - 3 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. Douglas W. Stern



Comment #: CA13387
Very poor. By helping someone no one else would rent to, I ended up in his court as a plaintiff in an unlawful detainer case. It has been three days since the defendant was ordered to vacate the premises under his order, but my attorney still hasn't been able to get a signed writ for the Sheriff to post the eviction. The trial date was more than three weeks ago. This tenant has managed to go almost 6 months without paying rent or reimbursing me for extensive damages to the premises. I am a widow not a professional landlord and only rent out a small efficiency unit attached to my primary residence.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13183
Extremely rude. Seems to decide cases based on who he likes more and not the law. Short-tempered.


Comment #: CA13094
I would rate this Judge performance as racist, lazy, negligent, failing to consider pictures of evidence and ruling in favor of some one because they are not the "other". This judge is racist and should be disbarred. I would not trust this judges judgement. He is NOT a fair judge and should not be in the position of Judge.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA9522
I've appeared before Judge Stern a number of times. I've found him to be extremely fair and of high judicial temperament. I would have no reservation with Judge Stern presiding over a matter in which I was involved with.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7229
This judge violated my right to privacy by releasing identifiable health information to the public through a minute order, and during a trial thus, violating the Privacy Act of 1974. He, the courts and their agents and employees had no written permission to release that information.