Hon. Sarah J. Heidel See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   1.6 - 2 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)

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What others have said about Hon. Sarah J. Heidel


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA21870
Terrible family Judge. Miss applies the law. Issues order contrary to policy and law

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA20083
horrible judge.


Comment #: CA20082
Rating:Not Rated
Horrible. Extremely dissapointed in this judge. I was part of a divore and custody case. Please note that this case also had extreme domestic violence and threats towards myself and my children. The judge dismissed all that. Did not give me a chance to thoroughly explain and awarded this dangerous man visitation. She fell right for the same manipulation this man spent 12 years doing to me. I though Judges were trained to make better judgments. I'm disgusted by this judge.


Comment #: CA18422
YIKES! not an experienced family law Judge. Did a 3 year old RFO MODIFICATION, based off her opinion "it was going to create issues?" although there was no response was filed. Joke to the judicial system. DO NOT FILE YOUR FAMILY LAW CASE IN POMONA. Just go down to the Hill street court house.