Hon. Leslie G. Landau See Rating Details
Superior Court
Contra Costa County
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Attorney Average Rating:   2.3 - 8 rating(s)
Non-Attorney Average Rating:   1.0 - 1 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)

What others have said about Hon. Leslie G. Landau


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10476
One of the most emotionally volatile judges that I have appeared in front of.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10375
This judge did not care if one parent was verbally abusing a teenage child over their sexual identity. Judge Landau asked if the child "puts [their sexual identity] 'out there?'"

Dear Judge Landau - youth who are not heterosexual commit suicide at much higher rates than others. Why will you not protect them against a parent's emotional abuse?

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA10281
Wow- this is an intense and emotional judge

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA8073

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7588
Judge Landau is openly Anti-Gun Ownership. She will take or prohibit your right to possess or own firearms if she is at all able to. In fact just a simple custody hearing with no criminal background or TRO's she will limit gun possession and ownership. She obviously cannot do this, however be prepared to spend a lot of money to defend your rights. She also seems to be anti Law Enforcement, so my advice is, if you end up in her court room, you better have a good attorney and lots of money to protect your rights.


Comment #: CA7379
She starts as friendly, and then becomes impatient. I'm not sure if she is following everything that's happening - it appears that there is a bit of a hearing issue.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA7372
This judge is over the top - she makes jokes in court and then becomes upset when someone laughs.

I believe that she think that she is fair - but she struggles with being objective in family court.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6895
Judge Landau is a fish out of water in civil cases. Never appeared in front of her in criminal cases. She is bright articulate, starts as friendly, and then if she disagrees with you - watch out! Pre-Judges issues and says very random things in open court. She is very impatient in listening, if she has already made up her mind.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA6862
Judge Landau attempts to be personable, but lets her emotions take the best of her. She is now in family law, and does not know anything about family law. She makes off the cuff remarks that are inappropriate and she is rude if anyone disagrees with her, resulting in over-emotionalized responses.