Hon. Lawrence P. Riff See Rating Details
Superior Court
Los Angeles County
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Attorney Average Rating:   4.5 - 3 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. Lawrence P. Riff


Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA24710
I used to be judgmental about people who committed crimes until I sat before Judge Riff. Now I fully understand how a sane person can be driven to do something terrible. He is a dangerous person to have on the bench. He is a small man who plainly displays his issues with women in every awkward interaction. If you look like him, then congrats: you've won your case.

Civil Litigation - Private

Comment #: CA24587
This judge is a nightmre. he literally winked at me then smiled on my very first day at trial in his courtroom. It was sexist and gross, but I chose to ignore it. He then proceeded to cut the trial time allotted to my case literally in half, and "strongly urged" us to not call any witnesses, even though mine waited outside for two days. Who would call witnesses when the person deciding your case strongly urges you not to due to his personal time constraints? He then proceeded to dismantle my entire life, and also made basic mistakes transposing things my ex-spouse said and assigning them to me...then based his judgment on those erroneaously assigned quotes. Again: a nightmare. I might be the only woman in California married for 10 years to a man making more than $200k/year, who left a courtroom with $0 in alimony. I will likely have to file for bankruptcy just to be able to pay for my medication for chronic illnesses. He took away even more than that, but I won't go into more detail. He's sick.


Comment #: CA24127
Rating:Not Rated
Judge Riff denies victims of domestic violence and child abduction their civil rights in his court room. He aids and abets abusers and allows them to railroad and abuse their victims further with legal abuse and complete denial of a fair trial.

Judge Riff was a toxic tort Attorney who protected toxic chemical companies from lawsuits. He hates victims and is very sadistic in family court.

He knows absolutely nothing about family law and yet he is already the presiding judge of the family law division that has jurisdiction over 10 million residents of LA county!
He even believes his rein of terror extends beyond state and international borders.

No child anywhere in California, the USA or the world is safe with this child trafficker and psychopathic abuser on the bench.

He must be removed immediately and his victims must be compensated for his flagrant abuse of their civil rights in violation of state, federal and international law.


Comment #: CA23317
Rating:Not Rated


Comment #: CA21316
Rating:Not Rated
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Court Staff

Comment #: CA19446
Rating:Not Rated
I am tired of this bullshit and I am going to law enforcement. You are the criminal!


Comment #: CA18970
Rating:Not Rated
If u have half a brain left, you'd contact the LB office FBI and turn state's evidence. Ur legacy can be saved if you have the courage. I actually atill have faith in you.

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Comment #: CA17544
Highly professional, evenhandedness judge, who listen carefully both parties


Comment #: CA12608
Knows no family law
is not judicious
is biased towards female attorneys
avoids enforcing court orders
does not take domestic violence seriosly