Hon. Rupert A Byrdsong See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.1 - 4 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   10.0 - 5 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. Rupert A Byrdsong


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Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA22156
Rating:1.0
Comments:
Lazy, lazy, lazy. And smirks/laughs at parties. Doesn't read papers. Doesn't care. 170.6.

Litigant

Comment #: CA21951
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Great judge. We went through so many in my case. He treats self-represented litigants like actuals human beings and doesn’t fall for games by opposing counsel. He truly listens and is fair.

Litigant

Comment #: CA20837
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Follows the law and is fair and even handed. Looks to do the right thing by all concerned and interprets laws/rules in a way that will do justice. Requires both sides to follow the rules.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA13905
Rating:3.3
Comments:
Judge Byrdsong wilfully disregards the law. He issues orders by his own feelings, rather than any application of law. He is incompetent.

Other

Comment #: CA13291
Rating:10.0
Comments:
One of the best judges I’ve witnessed. Both fair and passionate about the law, while upholding it.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12769
Rating:1.0
Comments:
I've been practicing before this court for 15 years. This is the worst judge I've ever appeared before. He is lazy and arrogant and pre-judges the case without following process. His judicial demeanor is appalling - I often saw him laughing at litigants and making fun of them. His courtroom is poorly run and his staff rude (things get lost, they won't answer the phone, etc.). He doesn't pay too much attention to due process or the actual law, as that appears to be inconvenient to him. Will absolutely strike him if I ever draw him again.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA12060
Rating:3.0
Comments:
Judge Byrdsong has a predetermined agenda. If you do not fit into his predetermined ideas on who should prevail (which has nothing to do with the law or facts of the case), you will lose before you start. He will twist facts until they are unrecognizable,or refuse to recognize the facts, in order to "follow the law" as he deems it should be applied. This is the time to use your challenge if you want a chance at having a fair trial.

Other

Comment #: CA11965
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Passionate about the law. Thorough.
Very fair. Gives ample time for argument and willing to let you be heard.
Thought provoking judge. Knows his stuff.
Looking forward to trying more cases with him.

Other

Comment #: CA11036
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Respectful, patient, and thorough. Runs a good courtroom. Kind to his staff. Treats attorneys and reporters well. Pleasure to appear before him.