Hon. Richard J Burdge Jr. See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   3.6 - 2 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. Richard J Burdge Jr.


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA19384
Rating:Not Rated
Bottom Line: This is a bad judge.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA12141
Rating:Not Rated
This inexperienced judge is ridiculous. He ruined the course of my child’s life by not doing what’s in the child’s best interest.

Beware. He has NO Family Law Experience to date!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA11161
i had almost the opposite experience as others with this judge - he understood my point and stripped the father of legal custody, and even made a point to to the father how incompetent he is


Comment #: CA11139
He gave 50% Custody to the father of an 11 month old baby girl who had no more than 3% visitation since the baby was born based upon the father's wishes. The baby will now be in a 2 bedroom apartment with 5 other occupants. He never reviewed the file containing numerous evidence of the father's lack of interest in the baby's life after he walked out on the mother when the baby was 3 month's old. The father just wanted money for child support and didn't want any children to begin with. This was a crime and not in the baby's best interest. I can't believe his ruling. It is impossible that a Judge of this background was so negligent in reviewing the facts/file of this case and ruling in the father's behalf.


Comment #: CA10527
He is allowing a 6 month old Baby to travel in between states to spend time with mom and dad. 30 days with mom and 30 days with dad. A SIX MONTH OLD BABY!

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA7896
He allowed a civil TRO filed by a lying gangster welfare mother to remain in effect even though she was lying through her disgusting teeth. She even said, "This woman is evil" and he seemed very affected by her Hollywood style crying. His decision was horrible. It has to be appealed and removed because he has put the defendant in further jeopardy by allowing the order to remain in place risking the high likelihood of false accusations being filed as the police will have the license to interpret the way the order is issued. He is emotionally swayed. Even though there were witnesses to discredit the lying plaintiff, he didn't hear them out. He just went ahead and issued the ridiculous order which should have been dissolved.