Hon. Maurice A. Leiter See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.3 - 3 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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What others have said about Hon. Maurice A. Leiter


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA45222
One of the worst judges I have been before. Cares little about the merits and more interested in just moving parties and the case along. Extremely lazy and unwilling to dive into substance of a dispute.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA43325
He can be abrupt, but all in all, OK.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA42014
Rating:Not Rated
He's a bureaucrat much more interested in moving cases along than dispensing justice. To succeed in his courtroom, try to find the solution that results in the least amount of work for him as he favors those solutions over all others regardless of justice.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA36767
This Judge rarely listens to the attorneys and does not afford genuine opportunities for attorneys to be heard. It's always his way or the highway, and he is hesitant and timid to make substantive rulings. Not a very good judge. Plus, he is totally passive-aggressive.