Hon. Serena R Murillo 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 - 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. Serena R Murillo


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA40203
She should not be a judge presiding over civil litigation.

Civil Litigation - Govt.

Comment #: CA37492
This woman should not be a judge. Her lack of knowledge about civil procedure is atrocious. I had an informal discovery conference with her recently and the things she was saying about a party’s discovery obligations was absolutely alarming. But as many know, there is a very low standard for judicial performance in the personal injury hub and this woman is no exception. I would say that she belongs in a small claims court, but I’m not sure she could handle that.


Comment #: CA22573
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When the judge doesn't even know the verbiage that's on the forms the court is handing out, that's poor representation of the judicial system!


Comment #: CA22572
Rating:Not Rated
A different judge that has no business being on the bench to handle small claims cases, asked HER to respond to a Request for Court Order on his behalf. Apparently, none of the judges in Pasadena read/know anything about California Civil Codes,(even when the code is provided to them) or what's printed on the forms/documents provided to the Plaintiff in a small claims case. This woman couldn't guess which answer was correct, scribbled all over the form, then decided that the best answer was to deny the request. Now her name is added to my complaint to Commission on Judicial performance!


Comment #: CA22527
We were impressed with the judge's comment in the court room. However, we were shocked to receive her judgement. The judgement was totally opposite to what she said in the court room, and was totally against the facts she was provided. Court room performance - excellent. Judgement - extremely poor.