Hon. Frank M Tavelman See Rating Details
Judge
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   9.8 - 2 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   - 0 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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Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA10675
Rating:10.0
Comments:
Very knowledgeable in both the criminal law and courtroom procedure. Judge Tavelman treats all persons appearing in front of him with respect (Defendants, Defense attorneys and District Attorneys) He listens to attorney's positions without cutting them off before he responds. He is on time and has a smoothly run courtroom. As a criminal defense attorney, I must say that he made some very well thought out rulings from the bench and took the time to explain. He is a former District Attorney, but is very fair and fair minded on the bench. I would like to see more judges on the bench like Judge Frank Tavelman as he's an asset to the Bench.

Other

Comment #: CA10552
Rating:Not Rated
Comments:
AT TIMES I THINK THAT HE IS FAIR AND AT OTHER TIMES I THINK THAT HE IS NOT FAIR.
SINCE MY SON'S MURDER CASE HAS NOT TAKEN PLACE YET I WILL HOLD OFF ON THE RATING OF THIS JUDGE. I WONDER ABOUT HIS FAIRNESS WHERE RACE IS CONCERNED

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA9701
Rating:9.7
Comments:
I like an efficient business oriented courtroom. This judge is very professional in that regard. He remembered my case, my previous appearance attorney, and my issues despite the case being only a few months old. He recognized that I was from far out of town and made an effort to complete my case prior to noon as a courtesy to me.
I was very impressed with the way my client and I were treated, especially by a judge who knows he may not see me in his courtroom again (my case settled today).
Defense attorneys and prosecutors were treated with the same dignity and manner... and it was noticeable to me because it doesn't always happen that way.
I witnessed several complex issues brought to this judge, and was completely impressed with his demeanor and his knowledge in handling each one.